Saturday, July 22, 2006

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 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

6 Comments:

At 1:34 AM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

Oh so very true.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Ron Southern said...

Too much of this seems to imply that I've been found dead in some inexplicable location, and THAT I'VE LEFT NOTHING BEHIND! Gah. I wouldn't quite rather watch the Country TV Channels, but it occurs to me.

Anonymous Shithead
Ron

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Aisha T. said...

Very true--something I tend to forget about sometimes because I get wrapped up with the 'big things' in life.

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger Dick the Boomer said...

Goals worthy a lifetime of achievment.

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger ZooooM said...

I'm a big fan of the laughing part. And all the other stuff too. Thank goodness I read well read bloggers who can quite this stuff to me. You don't much find it set out in a Robot Chicken episode.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Amen.

 

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