(by Bessie Anderson Stanley, 1904)
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche, and accomplished his task; who hasleft the world better than when 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 always looked for the best in others and given them the best
he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.
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