Handwritten sign found on the wall of Mother Teresa’s room:

  • People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered – forgive them anyway
  • If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies – be successful anyway
  • If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives – be kind 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, others may be jealous – be happy anyway
  • The good you do today, people will forget tomorrow – do good anyway
  • Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough – give your best anyway
  • For you see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
  • It was never between you and them anyway.

via email from Bob R., Wed, 12 Nov 2003 22:27:20 -0600