By Max Erhmann(Latin meaning; desired things)
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there is 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 or aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to others, you main become vain and bitter, for there will always be someone greater or lessor than yourself.
Enjoy achievements as well as your plans, keep interested in your career; however; 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 people strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially do not feign affection. Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the council of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from 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 should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors or aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all it’s sham and drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.