Desiderata Poem by Angelic Warrior


Rating: 5.0

(This is my all time favorite poem...Written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s)

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 dull and 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 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 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 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 tress 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 with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Young One 02 September 2009

wow, one of the best advise poems i have ever read, very nice, i give who wrote this a 10+, amazing, truley, going to fav list

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Jenny 09 October 2018

Hope you like

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Jenny 09 October 2018

Hope you like

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Steven S 05 October 2009

A little googling will lead you to the true story behind this poem... The truth is more interesting than the myth... by far. Go, now.

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* Stephen *king 27 September 2009

Be nice to everyone, , because everyone u meet on the road is fighting a fierce battle.. a good write...

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i see why it is your fav.. wonderful and lifting.

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