Successful life

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 lived. This is to have succeeded.

attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson – American writer (1803-1882), had been on the fridge of Amazon founder Jeffrey P. “Jeff” Bezos (American company founder, b. 1964) for years, who calls it the most inspirational quote, Quotations book 2021