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Quotes and poems to guide your life
Favourite quote: If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got - Henry Ford

Not hard to understand, and great for giving yourself a kick up the arse when you're unhappy. 

I discovered the poem below about 20 years ago or so when hitting a down point brought on by work.  It made me think that FFS, I only get one life and I want to live it like this. 

I pick it up every once in a while and it always puts a smile on my face.  I've bolded the bits that I especially like and find useful. 

Hope you enjoy and find something positive from them too. 

Please add yours!  Cool


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.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
Original text
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."

W. C. Fields
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That was a beautiful poem, op!

"I have my happy." from I Was in The Black Eyed Peas. Then I Quit. | 'Almost Famous' by Op-Docs. The way Kim Hill says it gives me an instant sense of comfort.
"At a loss, I lost my cool" 
The Silence 
Manchester Orchestra 

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