A little different from Conan’s definition of what is best in life.

6 Sep
What is 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.
BESSIE ANDERSON STANLEY, 1904
TRADITIONALLY ATTRIBUTED TO
RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803–1882)
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