By Mother Theresa
People are often unreasonable, illogical,
forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, People may accuse
you of selfish, inferior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends, and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
Someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
there may be jealousy;
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.