Definition: being of the very best quality; exceptionally good; first-class; of great worth; superior; admirable

Derivation: Latin, “out, beyond, lofty”

Synonyms: choice, prime, sterling, transcendent

• Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time. — Habeeb Akande (~1990’s-) British-Nigerian writer
• When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. — Michael LeBoeuf (1942-) American business author