Success: 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
Try to discover
The road to success
And you'll seek but never find,
But blaze your own path
And the road to success
Will trail right behind.
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth,
like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship.
I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
~George Bernard Shaw
That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much,
who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it,
whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it;
who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.