||Monday, January 1, 2001
||Success - poem - Robert Louis Stevenson - Bessie A. Stanley
||Success - Poem
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894):
That man is a success
Who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who leaves the world better than he found it,
Whether by 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.
(Source: http://home.earthlink.net/) - see printout in Problem Box under success
Bessie A. Stanley:
What is success? 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, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a resued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty, or failed to exopress it; who has always looked
for the best in others and given the best he had; who life was an inspiration and whose memory a benediction.
(Source: RQ, Summer 1994, taken from a photocoy of Heart Throbs (2:1-2))