Thursday, February 26, 2009


"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."

R A L P H   W A L D O   E M E R S O N


Susie and Jay Larson said...

I love that quote.

Brynn said...

i memorized this in 7th grade and thought i was so mature! i remember when i used to recite it, i'd totally emphasize the "THIS" of the last line. :)