8.01.2005

It Seemed Appropriate

I attended a memorial service the other day, and the following quote was printed in the program: 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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is so much truth in that quote and it is one of my favorite.