Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
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.
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
He died in 1945.