The meaning of success by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have been reading some and then some more. This morning I found a book and in it I found a small stanza of a poem by one of my favourite American poets of all time- Ralph Waldo Emerson. Since I have nothing original to say, I thought it would be good  to share words of great people.

“To laugh often and much,

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To win the respect of intelligent people

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and the affection of children,

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To earn the appreciation of honest critics and

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endure the betrayal of false friends;

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To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,

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To leave the world a little better,

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

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To know even one life

has breathed easier because you have lived,

This is the meaning of success.”

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-Ralph Waldo Emerson