He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it;
who has looked for the best in others and given the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory is a benediction.
Mrs. A. J. Stanley
Found in "Elbert Hubbard's Scrapbook"
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