Friday, February 17, 2006

The Definition of Success

Here is a quote that I found while searching for quotes about success the yesterday after talking to Dorothy about her feelings on success and frustration with her job:

The definition of success -
To laugh much;
to win respect of intelligent persons
and the affections of children;
to earn the approbation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to give one's self;
to leave the world a little 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.

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