Success

A friend sent me this quote today.  I love it.

“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 to 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 that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Robin
    RobinFebruary 16,11

    Thanks so much for posting that…I read that in quite a while

  2. Lynda
    LyndaFebruary 16,11

    One of my favorites. Very nice.

  3. Heather at Dusty Bay
    Heather at Dusty BayFebruary 17,11

    Oh I’ve had that quote on a plaque for some time now – I bought it for myself when I quit smoking “to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

  4. Trashmaster46
    Trashmaster46February 22,11

    You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.

    –Warren Beatty

  5. keatsthesunshinegirl
    keatsthesunshinegirlMarch 8,11

    I want all of the quote ! Bits of it now and again. First off, laugh and enjoy life:))

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