Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in
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
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexatious 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
Keep interested in your own career, however
it is a real possesion in the changing fortunes
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and
it is a 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 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
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 with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.