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 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


29 thoughts on “Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. I love the post and the definition of success is close to my heart! Thank you for sharing the smile!

  2. Emerson’s advice for success is so simple. Why do so many find it so hard to do?
    I know I do the first one a lot…..laugh often and much!! LOL

  3. I’m smiling so wide that one cheek is hitting your front door and other other ladysigh’s cause she linked me here. She got here B-4 me. It’s great to have a group smile/laugh. Don’t you just love it when someone who’s told to smile says, “I don’t want to!” I scratch my head. Next time, I’m going to quote Emerson, lol! πŸ™‚

  4. Ever true and inspirational πŸ™‚

  5. Bless you hon! Just the reminder I needed this morning – shared it to facebook too πŸ™‚

  6. Whooooo…. what a beauty and as for the quote, I might start using your quotes. Awesome.

  7. Gosh! Such cute owls…(without beak or being camouflaged??)

    Thank you for sharing!! Cheers~ πŸ˜€

  8. Love the quote and those beautiful owly faces.

  9. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Some words truly are footprints that cannot be washed way in time. These are great words indeed.

  10. […] source:Β Ralph Waldo Emerson. poets for justice […]

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