I came across this and thought I would share it! The author is not credited – if you know who it is, kindly let me know so I may give her/him the appropriate credit that is deserved!
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered—love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives—do good anyway.
If you are successful, you’ll win false friends and true enemies—succeed anyway.
The good you do today will perhaps be forgotten tomorrow—do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable—be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind—think big anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight—build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them—help them anyway.
Give the world the best that you have and you will get kicked in the teeth—give the world the best that you have anyway.
If better is possible, then good is not enough.
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