COOL QUOTES; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived

Emerson-lg“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

One Response to “COOL QUOTES; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived”

  1. amy lynn May 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    I love so many of Emerson’s quotes. I was introduced to them because of a terrible tragedy – it was on the bulletins and umm.. headstone of a beloved friend. But now i find so much comfort in that quote, and love this one! I always thought i was supposed to be this big Ministry person, but it’s great to know how much it matters if we can “just” make a difference in one person’s life. My sweet friend who has now been gone 20 years did so much during her short time here, and wow do i hope to as well.

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