Placidly amidst the noise and the hastle,
And consider 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 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 and bitter,
For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Many people strive for high ideals,
And everywhere life is full of heroism.
Take kindly the counsel of years,
Gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
Be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the tress and stars.
Whatever your labours and aspirations,
In the noisy confusion of life,
Keep peace with your soul,
With all its shams, drudgery and broken dreams,
It is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.