Title: Desiderata (Latin: “things desired”)
Author: American writer Max Ehrmann.
Year of Publication: 1927
- 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.