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Words To Live By.....

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posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 07:32 PM
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DESIDERATA


-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s --


Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious 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 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 as 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 dark 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 in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.


WHAT ARE A FEW OF THE WORDS OR PHRASES THAT YOU HAVE COME ACROSS, THAT ARE "WORDS TO LIVE BY."




posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the post here. It's a pretty good one, one of the best I've ever seen. "Live each day as if it is your last one. And always look for the good in any situation, even the darkest ones, as that will be the thing that gets you through it," are the words that I always try to live by.



posted on Apr, 5 2008 @ 06:29 PM
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We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.



posted on Apr, 6 2008 @ 11:54 AM
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Hi AD.

hmmm...most come from movies but one that always stuck in my mind comes of The Crow....

It doesn't rain all the time.



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