These series of quotations, written by Dr. Kent Keith have long inspired me to strive to be a caring, forgiving, and loving woman – everything that a lady must possess. Mother Teresa hung a version of this on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children’s home in Calcutta.
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 true enemies;
If you are honest people may cheat you;
be honest 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 end, it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.