To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn 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.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson