Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


Mary-Jo said...

I only knew you from afar Chuck, but I can say with certainty that you succeeded in life. Have fun with Jesus Chuck. Can't wait to get there myself.

Kathy said...

Ahh Chuck, I miss you! I do, and will, think of you every time I go to Salisbury Beach!