Friday, December 03, 2004

Time for a quotation

It's been a while since I dropped a thought-provoking quote into the blog. It's sometime in the middle of the night. I can't sleep, so I'm tapping this out on my PalmPilot, and will sync it in the morning (ain't technology grand?) Hope this gives you sufficient pause to think about what really matters as we meander through our time on this planet:
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better. . . . This is to have succeeded."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

4 comments:

Joan said...

I love this quote! Some people get so caught up in the tangible parts of success that they forget about the intangible, which to me, is most important.

Carmi said...

It's the intangibles that matter most. Yet they are quizically ignored by virtually everyone. The whole whoring-out-Christmas-to-the-shopping-mall-gods is testament to this bizarrely twisted sense of societal logic.

Anonymous said...

Rachel from Rachelland.blog-city.com

Carmi,
Thanks for reminding us of what is important. I've been having a crappy time of things lately, but the quote really helped.

It's our second annual toy drive and third food drive at my firm, both activities I started. My boss may treat me like crap because he decides he doesn't like me, but you know what, it really doesn't matter...

Anonymous said...

A beautiful, favorite quote. I only pray I can live up to it.