Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be
in silence.

As far as possible
without surrender
be on good terms
with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations
to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be
greater and lesser
persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career,
however humble;
it is a real possession
in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity
and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering
the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you
in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself
with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue
and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle
with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not
it is clear to you,
no doubt
the universe is unfolding
as it should.

be at peace with God,
you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life
keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery,
and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy. 1
Oh Great Spirit
let the cells in my body
reflect the love bestowed on me.
Let the patterns of my cells
be always ones of beauty to your eyes.

For I wander here and there,
like a blind person

When my eyes are gifted
with your exquisite joy
I fall prostrate before you in my reverence
And my soul knows it has a home.
The Universe supplies exactly
and absolutely
what you perceive your reality to be,
that is to say,
what you believe in. 3  
[1] -Desiderata  ~Max Ehrmann, 1952.
[2] ~Alison Storm Wolf
[3] ~anon
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