The Greatest Quotes From The Last 2500 Years — Part 3 | Healthy Mind — Think Big

Decidurata Max Ehrman

Go placidly amidst 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 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 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 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,

nodoubt 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 its shams, drudgery, and broken

dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful

Strive to be Happy

‘IF’ Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you

are losing theirs and blaming it on you.

If you could trust yourself when all men doubt you

but make allowance for their doubting too.

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

and yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise.

If you can dream — and not make dreams your master.

If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim.

If you can meet with triumph and disaster and

treat those two impostors just the same.

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

and stoop and build them up with worn-out tools.

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

and lose and start again at your beginnings

and never breathe a word about your loss.

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

to serve your turn long after they are gone,

and so hold on when there is nothing in you except

the will which says to them: ‘hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

or walk with kings — nor lose the common touch,

if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

if all men count with you but none too much.

If you can fill the unforgiving minute with

60 seconds worth of distance run,

yours is the earth and everything that’s in it,


which is more

you’ll be a man, my son.

Rudyard Kipling

English Journalist and Poet

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