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“Desiderata” by Max Ehhrman

Max Ehrmann (1872-1945) was an American writer, best known for his prose poem “Desiderata” (1927). Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, he pursued a career in law before turning to writing. While Ehrmann wrote many works, it’s “Desiderata,” with its wise and calming advice, gained posthumous fame in the 1960s and remains popular today. Its message promotes peace, love, and understanding, emphasizing personal contentment and the intrinsic value of every individual. Ehrmann’s other works, though lesser-known, also reflect his philosophical and spiritual contemplations.

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