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Go placidly amid 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 for it is better to have a friend than an enemy Speak your truth quietly and clearly with conviction and listen to others even to the dull and ignorant as they too have their story to tell Avoid loud and aggressive persons they demand all and give misery in return they are truly vexations to the spirit Do not compare yourself to others as you will become bitter or vain for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself Celebrate your uniqueness as there is only one of you in the infinite universe Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans Keep interest in your own goals however humble it is a real possession in the forever changing fortunes of timeExercise caution in your business affairs for the world is full of deception Be skeptical Your mind is yours and no other should possess it But let this not blind you to what virtue there is many persons strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of selfless heroism Be yourself Especially do not feign affection Neither be cynical about love or afraid of it for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grassTake kindly the counsel of the years gracefully surrendering the things of youth but never the desires or dreams Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune However do not distress yourself with dark imaginings Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness Listen with interest to those that have knowledge to give as it is a priceless gift that should always be graciously accepted Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself Life is fragile and should not be wasted Remember balance is what keeps you from falling You are
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