People

People are often 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;
Succeed, anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank ,anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build, anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they 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 the best you've got, anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and GOD;

It was never between you and them, anyway.

 

Author: Mother Theresa

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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