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 redeemd social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson