Go placidly amidst the noise and waste, and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof. Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep. Rotate your tires. Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself; and heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys. Know what to kiss — and when. Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do. Wherever possible, put people on hold. Be comforted, that in the face of all irridity and disillusionment, and despite the changing fortunes of time, there is always a big future in computer maintenance.
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submitted by SylphofLight, February 22, 2015
In the early 1920s, American writer, poet, and attorney Max Ehrmann wrote a piece of prose entitled "Desiderata". Largely unknown in the author's lifetime, the text became widely known after its use in a devotional and after spoken-word recordings in 1971 and 1972. In late 1971 and early 1972, Les Crane's spoken-word recording of "Desiderata" was the lead track on his 1971 Warner Bros. album "Desiderata". This version of the song was part of parody, renamed "Deteriorata", written by Tony Hendra for National Lampoon's album "Radio Dinner".
This quote was added August 26, 2011.