Canville Philosophy Statement

Our philosophy is best summed up by this quote:

“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 bit 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 to have succeeded!”

This quote is often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but it is actually adapted from a short essay written by Bessie A. Stanley in 1904:

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.

Whether we’re engraving a plaque to recognize an important achievement in your or an associate’s life, producing an address stamp to make sending mail more convenient or creating a rubber stamp so you can express yourself, we hope we are making your life a little bit better.