Title: To Have Succeeded
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 little better place than when we found it, whether by a healthy child, a garden path or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life breathed easier because you lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Bessie Anderson Stanley