What Constitutes Success

“What Constitutes Success”
By Bessie Stanley (1905)

He has achieved success who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
who has gained 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 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 has always looked for the best in others
and given them the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory a benediction.


  • Wonderful stuff.

  • This is a great poem.  I just have one question: what it is a “improved poppy?”

  •  a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beautyor failed to express it;

  • who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;who has left the world better than he found it,

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  • joshua kehinde olatunde

    I love these success tips..they are great insights! God bless you.

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