4.1 What is Success?

What is success ?

 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