Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Success

If I could write like this I would not be bothering with a model.

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


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1 comment:

Jonathan Haeber said...

Hi,
I came upon this blog, and am really enjoying your take on the various aspects of leadership. Your quotation of Emerson brought me back to my college days. He is QUITE a thinker, as well as a great leader. I recently read another blog about the personality traits of people based upon two tests spearheaded by Simon Baron-Cohen of Cambridge. This entry has certainly made me wonder how Emerson would have scored on such a test. I'll add the link here, in case you wanted to check it out: http://eqsq.com/vivreLaDifference