This was written in 1904 by Bessie Anderson Stanley. I love this definition.

##By Bessie Anderson Stanley

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of ure women, 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 thanhe 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.