To laugh often and love much

To win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children

To earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends

To appreciate beauty

To find the best in others

To give of one's self

To leave the world a bit better

Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition

To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...

This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



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