To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of Intelligent People
and 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 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