Friday, 11 May 2007

Mother Teresa

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.

Attributed to Mother Teresa

And more wise advice here

1 comment:

  1. I think Mother Teresa is speaking of the persecution of people for the sake of righteousness. It could be the header:
    You will be persecuted for the sake of righteousness;
    choose righteousness anyway.
    Found your blog recently so this comment is a bit late :) beeing 2013
    All good
    Ann-sofie Kassberg
    Sweden

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