The Signs of Success

To laugh often and love 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.

R. W. Emerson
Verantwortlich: Matthias Bartelmann