Taking a break from my studies, I stumbled upon an ironic yet beautiful quote widely attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (although I suspect not) in which I felt compelled to share:

A photo I took of Turnip Rock, Pointe Aux Barques 

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.