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Mar 03, 2009 - 3 comments

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 ignorant.They too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons. They are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to 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 interest 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 fein 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 council 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 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 with your soul.
With all it's sham, drudgery and broken dreams, It's still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy:o)
                                                                                Max Ehrmann

This was out as a song in the late 60s. I always loved what it said.

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718651 tn?1237046517
by VicAddict26, Mar 03, 2009
Beautiful...

547913 tn?1317359267
by jimi1822, Mar 08, 2009
Oh My GOD,

               Corey, I did not even know you put this up =0) I always look for cooll, awe inspiring quotes, poems,
               philosophies, short stories, and if they speak to me I like to share them with all my friends, brothers
               and sisters everywhere :o) What a Blessing it is to have you here on MH. Keep On Shining and Sharing
               the beautiful Light that is within You....

                                                                                                                   Peace, Love, Understanding,and Light....

                                        
                                                                                                                                          jimi (little wing)
              



881961 tn?1243603037
by Janicaa, May 03, 2009
May I make a suggestion for everyone.
Just copy and paste
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-rhhVWP_y4&feature=
Thank You Corrie and Ollie
Love Jan

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