Saturday, August 12, 2006


I am posting this, because (1) I like it, and (2) so i can read it from time to time on this blog. What is it?

From PDI: TAIPAN John Gokongwei Jr. marked his 80th birthday on Friday by donating an unprecedented P10.25 billion to education and other causes. And the taipan said during his speech, quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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 little 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 the meaning of success.”