“No student ever attains eminent success
by simply doing what is required of him/her;
it is the amount and excellence of what is over
and above the required that determines the
greatness of ultimate distinction.”
This quote is saying that a student can not be great and successful by doing the bare minimum of what is required. If you want to stick out and show what you are truy capable of, you must go beyond expectations. Uphold yourself to higher standards in order to portray the image you wan to be seen as.