Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday - December 16, 2014

Be selective about whom you take on as friends, colleagues, and neighbors. All of these people can have an effect on your destiny. The world is full agreeable and talented folk. the key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. But remember that our moral influence is a two-way street, and we should make sure by your own thoughts, words, and deeds to be a positive influence on those we deal with. The real test of personal excellence lies in the attention we give to the often neglected small details of our conduct. Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself.

(Epictetus, 55 - 135)


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