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 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 the meaning of success.Rate it:(3.20 / 5 votes)Say it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)

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