Bessie Anderson Stanley Quote

“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; who has left the world better 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 always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”

— Bessie Anderson Stanley

Source: from the winning entry in a 1904 contest in Brown Book Magazine entitled “What is success?”

Editor’s Note: This quote is often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson or Robert Louis Stevenson.

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“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.” — Bessie Anderson Stanley