DELIGHT UPON DELIGHT

 

Keep your capacity for faith and belief - but let your judgment watch what you believe.

Keep your power to receive everything - only learn to select what your instincts tell you is right.

Keep your love of life, but throw away your fear of death.

Life must be loved or it is lost, but it should never be loved too well.

Keep your delight in friendship - only learn to know your friend.

Keep your intolerance - only save it for what your heart tells you is bad.

Keep your wonder at great and noble things like sunlight and thunder, the rain and the stars, the wind and the sea, the growth of trees and the return of harvests, and the greatness of heroes.

Keep your heart hungry for new knowledge, keep your hatred of a lie, and keep your power of indignation.

May you seek always and strive always in good faith and high courage in this world where men grow so tired.