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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 the ignorant;
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 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 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.

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.

Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”, 1927 Continue reading Desiderata

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“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 

– Winston Churchill

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“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

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“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

 

– Dan Millman

 
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“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

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“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

 

– Roald Dahl

 
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“Stay positive; all other choices are pointless punishments to your psyche.” – Joe Peterson

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“Stay positive; all other choices are pointless punishments to your psyche.”

 

– Joe Peterson

 
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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

 

– Albert Einstein

 
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“New day. And new thoughts. Plus new strength. As a result, new possibilities.” – Karen Salmansohn

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“New day. And new thoughts. Plus new strength. As a result, new possibilities.”

 

– Karen Salmansohn

 
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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Quote of the day …

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

 

– Marcus Aurelius

 
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“Reduce the speed and intensity to reduce stress. A flower blooms slowly, in calmness, and in serenity.” – Debasish Mridha

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“Reduce the speed and intensity to reduce stress. A flower blooms slowly, in calmness, and in serenity.”

 

– Debasish Mridha

 
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“Worrying doesn’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.” – Karen Salmansohn

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“Worrying doesn’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.”

 

– Karen Salmansohn

 
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“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

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“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”

 

– Mandy Hale

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“Rule number one is don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot

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“Rule number one is don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is it’s all small stuff.”

 

– Robert Eliot

 
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“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Hermann Hesse

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“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”

 

– Hermann Hesse

 
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“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel … just keep working toward it and you’ll find the positive side of things.” – Demi Lovato

 

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“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel … just keep working toward it and you’ll find the positive side of things.”

 

– Demi Lovato

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“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

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Quote of the day …

“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.”

 

Alice Morse Earle

 

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“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” – Stephen Richards

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“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”

 

Stephen Richards

 

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“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

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“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a
positive impact.”

 

Les Brown

 

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