Thursday, January 21, 2010

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


Abhijit Bhave said...

You have changed your name to 'Ralph Waldo Emerson' ?

Madhu said...

yes :)I have

and how do you do mr. wordsworth?

homiekreesh2000 said...

im afraid for my life nowe