by Mother Teresa
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are kind, people may accuse you being selfish, and having ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
What you spend years creating, someone may try to destroy overnight;
The biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest minds;
Think big anyway.
Honesty makes you vulnerable;
Be honest anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you have anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it’s between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.