As I was preparing my post last week, I came across a wonderful piece of wisdom and wanted to share it with you:
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 (1803 – 1882) American Essayist & Poet
I commonly see Ralph Waldo Emerson credited for this quote. However, I have also seen Bessie Anderson Stanley noted as the author. Do you have any insight who this quote originally came from?