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 to the
dull and 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 or 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's 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
it is as perrenial 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

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive him to be

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

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

Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy

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