To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics, endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best of others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by 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
Thanks to the Hnilicka/Cushing family for reminding me of this quote. R.I.P. George Hnilicka.