From Rama II, by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee.
P.255 Pierre des Jardins speaking:
“I have often been asked,” her father had said near the end of his delivery, “if I have accumulated any wisdom that I would like to share with future generations.”
He had looked directly at her in the audience.
“To my precious daughter Nicole, and all the young people of the world, I offer one simple insight. In my life I have found two things of priceless worth–learning and loving. Nothing else–not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake–can possibly have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say ‘I have learned’ and ‘I have loved’, you will also be able to say ‘I have been happy’.”