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Educator and poet (1859–1929) best known for the lyrics to the iconic patriotic song ‘America the Beautiful.’ TLS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Wellesley College letterhead, September 30, 1914. Bates writes to a Principle of a school of 400 students about what she thinks sucess means, in full: "I believe it was Stevenson who said:“Our Business in life is not to success but to continue to fail in good spirits"You may not think this an inspiring word to send to your students, but it means, as I understand it, that if we have tried our best and can still keep a resolute and cheerful heart, the essential success is achieved, and the material result is comparatively unimportant. The millionaire with a bad temper and a bad conscience may be rated by the world a successful man, but he knows better. With all best wishes, not second best, for all your four hundred. Sincerely yours, Kathaline Lee Bates.” In fine condition.
Kathleen Lee Bates What Success Means
Kathleen Lee Bates "What Success Means"
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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