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 sincere,
people may deceive you;
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating,
others could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
some may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have,
and it might never be enough;
Give your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis.
it is between you and God;
It is never between you and them anyway.
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These words were written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s orphanage home for children in Calcutta. The source is unknown.