Exceptional Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old exceptional quotes, exceptional sayings, and exceptional proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Exceptional people deserve special concessions.     

Jenny Holzer

For every individual who really is exceptional there are about fifty thousand who just imagine they are until it's too late, and they find out they aren't after all.     

Gwethalyn Graham

Only the exceptional paths bring exceptional glories!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

It's only those exceptional and rare individuals who have brilliant ideas delivered to them by the muse, complete and gift wrapped. The rest of us have to work at it.     

Alan Moore

Exceptional performers are masterful opportunists, keenly alert to opportunity!     

Brian Tracy

Exceptional talent and extraordinary creativity are irrelevant! It's what you do with what little you have that counts big time in the end.     

Ernie J Zelinski

The exceptional life depends not on working harder, but on different, even opposite, actions from habit and the crowd.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be the exception to the rule. It's the surest way to become exceptional.     

Ron Kaufman

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.     

Carl Sagan

People see themselves as succeeding because they are individually exceptional they don't see that there is a mechanism that has made it possible for them.     

Sarah Schulman

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.     

Giorgio Armani

There are exceptional people out there who are capable of starting epidemics. All you have to do is find them.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Exceptional thinkers ignore their critics and go about their business making history.     

John Eliot

Exceptional people are often called crazy by the ordinary world.     

Erica Jong

Exceptional people convert life's setbacks into future successes.     

Carol S. Dweck

Be the exceptional being who separates themselves from the herd and the fate of the herd.     

Frederick Lenz

An exceptional life isn't the result of lucky breaks but excellent choices.     

Robin Sharma

Exceptional ideas create excellent opportunities.     

Doug Berry

Exceptional talent does not always win its reward unless favored by exceptional circumstances.     

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.     

Augusto Roa Bastos

In exceptional circumstances exceptional in that all circumstances in life are exceptional, especially those which are nothing in themselves and come to be everything in their results.     

Álvaro de Campos

Exceptional people learn that doing their best is all they can do.     

Wes Fesler

Be exceptional. Make tremendous efforts to be extraordinary. What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Just make sure you do so.     

Shelby Lynne

If everyone is exceptional, nobody is exceptional.     

Rick Santorum

The true exceptional performer is on super pilot. Every single sense, every fiber of his body is brought together in what he is doing.     

John Eliot

Exceptional results arrive only when exceptional people put in exceptional effort. It never arises by accident or good fortune.     

Peter Thomas