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Max Ehrmann

Data di nascita: 26. Settembre 1872
Data di morte: 9. Settembre 1945

Max Ehrmann è stato uno scrittore e avvocato tedesco naturalizzato statunitense, noto per la sua opera Desiderata.


„Se confronti te stesso con gli altri, puoi diventare vanitoso o amareggiato, perché ci saranno sempre persone migliori e peggiori di te stesso.“

„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 the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with 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 labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.“ Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life


„With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.“
Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„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.“
Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.“
Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.“ Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.“

„Whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding
as it should.“
Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life


„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.“

„Go Placidly, Amid the noise and Haste & Remember what peace there may be in silence...“ Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„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.“
Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„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.“
Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life


„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.“
Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.“ Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

„And though age and infirmity overtake me, and I come not within sight of the castle of my dreams, teach me still to be thankful for life, and for time's olden memories that are good and sweet; and may the evening's twilight find me gentle still.“

„I contracted a disease which I have never shaken off. The disease was idealism. Because of it, I did the thing in life I wanted to do - Writing.“

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