QUOTE (Ralph Waldo Emerson) – May 25

“…to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…” I love this quote, noble goals and a great picture of what is truly a successful life.

A DEVOTED LIFE

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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 to 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 that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In honor of Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who was born on this day in 1803.

Resources:
This Day in History for 25 May
25 Inspirational Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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