Tuesday, March 24, 2009


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed
social condition;
To know even on life has breathed easier
because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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