It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness- Eleanor Roosevelt ...looks like I've been mis-quoting my favorite quotation for years. I thought the words were: "It is better to light a candle than to complain about the darkness" by someone named R. Herzog. Either way, it's still my favorite.
This is a corrected edition of Desiderata. The second-to-last line “Be careful” has been changed back to the original version “Be cheerful”. Click the image above to see a larger, more readable version.