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A Beautiful Tribute From My Fans

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Live well! Laugh often! Love much!




Success

One of the most enduring misattributions of a work to Emerson is that of an inspirational prose passage called “Success” that appears, most often assigned to Emerson, if to anyone, on many web pages. It goes
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.
 



Bessie Anderson Stanley wrote a poem in 1904 entitled "Success." It reads in its entirety:

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; 
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; 
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; 
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it; 
Who has left the world better than he found it, 
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; 
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; 
Whose life was an inspiration; 
Whose memory a benediction.



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