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Desiderata

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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,
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Desiderata
Monday, March 23, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: inspiration
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Mariann 31 December 2018

Having this poem read by a bot is the ultimate in irony

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johnjohn 26 February 2018

Words to live by (Report)

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Cindy hawkins 25 February 2018

Words to live by

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Humphrey Mwamburi 08 February 2018

such a blessed and talented poet. Am really inspired.

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Cindy hawkins 25 February 2018

Words to live by

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Shaun Cronick 09 October 2020

This will always be the poem I retreat to, to seek hope and solace from. It's my moral stronghold, my last poetry resting place, my rock. It recharges my depleted lifeforce batteries and always nourishes and instils in me hope. It is simply magnificent. Thank you Max Ehrmann.

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Shaun Cronick 08 August 2020

The Absolute and perfect game plan for life poem. What more is there to possibly say, except thank you Max Ehrmann and sleep well sir. Sleep well.

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Shaun Cronick 15 January 2020

If there was no Lord's Prayer in our schools, then Max Ehrmann's beautiful inspiring 1920's poem should be there in its place. A one of its kind unique poem. I thank you so much Max Ehrmann.

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It is good advice for life especially in dark times. It helps lightening up your Soul and helps you find your middle. My parents gave me this because i was having a bad time. it helped and i will Show this to my Children and hope it will help them as much as it helped me. I personnaly think this is one of the best works i've ever read. It deserves credit.

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CJMudd 14 June 2019

That's good for the soul..

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