Posts Tagged ‘the noise and the haste’

Desiderata—Now You Know the Rest of the Story

October 4, 2008

No matter how familiar you are with this lovely bit of prose, it’s worth reading again. I hope you enjoy its timeless wisdom.

By the way, Desiderata, which is Latin for “things to be desired,” was not discovered, as legend has it, in Old St. Paul’s Church in Baltimore in 1692. Read the real history of Desiderata immediately after the poem.


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

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