The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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Keith from Columbus Ohio  JULY 5, 2016
Ahh... Where was this when I thought I knew it all?


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