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
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you,
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building
someone could destroy overnight
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.
– St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta