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What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.

Verb

Infinitive
to excel

Third person singular
excel

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
l

to excel (third-person singular simple present excel, present participle l, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.
    I excelled everyone else with my exam results.
  2. (intransitive) To be much better than others.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 2.
      If, then, there is something in what the poets say, and jealousy is natural to the divine power, it would probably occur in this case above all, and all who excelled in this knowledge would be unfortunate.

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