Question by  worker31 (37)

Where did the phrase Live Well, Love Much and Laugh often come from?

I would like to learn more about this phrase.


Answer by  NickSharpisaBitch (103)

Go to google, look up "live well, laugh often", then click on the second link that is shown. The saying is often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but this is incorrect. As the web site explains, the saying actually came from a reader's contribution to a magazine around 1905. The quote was shortened into the inspirational saying we see today.


Answer by  Morpheus (35)

The phrase is often wrongly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is actually due to Bessie Stanley, in a 1905 short essay on what constitutes success.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

The phrase has been attributed to Bessie Anderson Stanley, whose poem entitled "Success" has as it's first line: He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;

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