Three quotations on my birthday

“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 even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”
Ralph Waldo EmersonĀ 
“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”
Bertrand Russell
“My only regret in life is that I’m not someone else.”
Woody AllenĀ 

One Response to Three quotations on my birthday

  1. Hi Simon,

    and why not add ‘… and whatsoever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.’

    Henry Royce.

    Regards

    John

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