“What Is Success” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A POEM

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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 one life has breathed easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded.

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882,

American Author & Philosopher

1 Comment

  1. I share this philosophy wholeheartedly – live simply, live meaningful and cherish every moment of love and sharing.

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