Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember
what peace there may be in silence.
be on good terms with all persons.
even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
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.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
whatever you conceive Him (or Her) to be.
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.