Friday, July 30, 2004

The meaning of success

"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 little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success."


-Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 comments:

  1. hestiahomeschoolJuly 31, 2004 at 7:16 AM

    I have this on my journal somewhere...this is a wonderful philosophy..

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  2. I'm adding this to my own quote collection. It's so true.

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