Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in

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 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

it is a real possession in the changing
fortunes of time.

Don’t distress yourself with dark imaginings

Many fears are also born of fatigue and loneliness

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,

Keep peace in your soul

In the noisy confusion of life.
It is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.