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.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noise confusion of life,
keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.