Thursday, July 02, 2015


He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men, the trust of pure women, and the love of children; who has left the world a better place 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 them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration, whose memory a benediction.

Let others have fame and fortune and jewels and places, if I may but have the kindly spirit. Give greatness and power to those that want them but give me Brotherly Kindness. Amen.

A Definition of Success 
by Bessie A. Stanley

Ours is the Faith
Walter Dudley Calvert
Pg. 216

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