&   | February 04,2013 04:21 pm IST


   He has achieved success
   who has lived well,
   laughed often, and loved much;

                 who has enjoyed the trust of 
                 pure women,
   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.