What is Success?

To laugh often and love much;

to win the respect of intelligent persons and affections of children;

to earn the approval of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty;

to find the best in others;

to give of one’s self without the slightest thought of return;

to have accomplished a task, whether by a healthy child, a rescued soul, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exaltation;

to know that even one life has breathe easier because you have lived;

this is to have succeeded. 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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