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That Man Is A Success

Bessie Anderson Stanley

That man is a success
Who has lived well,
Laughed often and loved much;

Who has gained the respect of intelligent
men and the love of children;

Who has filled his niche and
accomplished his task;

Who leaves the world better than he 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 looked for the best in others.
And gave the best he had.

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