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.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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