An Emerson Quote ...

I originally received this quote via email from one of many mailing lists to which I subscribe. I think that the source of the quote was the Mac-Evangelist, and the sender sent the quote in order to talk about how wonderful Macs are.

I too think Macs are wonderful, .... but I think this Emerson quote describes Yale more effectively than it describes Macintosh Computers.

Hence, I repeat the quote here ...

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 that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. 
This is to have succeeded.

Yale helped me breathe. I will be grateful eternally.

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