“…remember what peace there is 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.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons –
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you
may become vain and bitter.
For always there will be greater and
lesser persons than yourself.”
These words must have been written by Kahlil Gibran. I copied them down years ago and forgot to take note of the author. What words of wisdom!