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QotD: Emerson on Success

Success:
To laugh often and much,
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
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
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