The final analysis

People are often unreasonable, illogical and
self-centred –
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
may 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 all
between you and God –
It was never between you and them

Mother Theresa of Calcutta