People are unreasonable,

illogical, and self-centered;

forgive them anyway.


If you are kind, people may

accuse you of selfish, ulterior

motives; be kind anyway.


If you are successful, you

will win some false friends,

and some true enemies;

be successful anyway.


What you spend years

building, someone could

destroy overnight;

build anyway.


If you find serenity and

happiness, others may be

jealous; be happy anyway.


The good you do today,

people will often forget

tomorrow; do good anyway.


Give the world the best

you have, and it may never

be enough; give the world

your best anyway.


In the final analysis, it is

between you and God.

It was never between you

and them anyway.


–Mother Teresa


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Doris Jacobs
    Oct 06, 2008 @ 14:31:44

    I just love Mother Teresa’s philosophy.


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