Max Ehrmann

(1872 - 1945 / Indianapolis, Uinted States)

Max Ehrmann Poems

1. Dark Days 3/24/2016
2. Wanderers 3/24/2016
3. 'A Prayer' 2/9/2018
4. Whatever Else You Do 2/9/2018
5. Dark Days 2/9/2018
6. Whatever Else You Do 2/9/2018
7. Reforming Oneself 2/9/2018
8. 'A Prayer' 3/24/2016
9. Whatever Else You Do 3/24/2016
10. Reforming Oneself 3/24/2016
11. Desiderata - Words for Life 2/9/2018
12. Desiderata 3/23/2015

Comments about Max Ehrmann

  • Sharon Kraemer (8/22/2018 1:19:00 AM)

    I have loved this mans writings for years. I have lived by Desiderata since my teens. I am 67 now and still pass this poem onto family and friends. It is a timeless poem with so much wisdom. 2018.

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Best Poem of Max Ehrmann


Go placidly amid the noise and 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 the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations 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 plans.
Keep interested in your...

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