Tuesday, May 24, 2005

What is Success?

What is Success?
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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 that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

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