Home Daily Quotes Topics Pictures Favorite Authors All Authors Author Types

Popular Topics Love
Life
Funny
Famous
Inspirational


Follow us also on:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Google+ Follow us on Tumblr Follow us on Pinterest

Link To Us


Author Info:

Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 55 AD
Date of Death: 135 AD


 

Epictetus Quotes > One that desires to excel...

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest


One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
Epictetus
About: Desire

Related Quotes

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Vince Lombardi

No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Epictetus

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Rene Descartes

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Vince Lombardi

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Thucydides

The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Frank Herbert

When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Victor Hugo

Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Virginia Woolf

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Paulo Coelho

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Plutarch

It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Jim Jarmusch

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Plutarch

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Roger Ebert

A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Gustave Flaubert

I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul's desire.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Saint Patrick

And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to get things as good as possible, I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Jeremy Irons

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Voltaire

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Epicurus

Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Isabelle Huppert

It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Marcus Tullius Cicero

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Socrates

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Marcel Proust

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Niccolo Machiavelli

I've always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Michael Douglas

The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Russell Crowe


Popular Authors Buddha
Osho
Kahlil Gibran
Socrates
Albert Einstein


Browse Authors
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z