Saturday, 23 June 2012

Paradoxical Commandments

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 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 could 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 between you and God; 

It was never between you and them anyway.

(This is an adaptation of the Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith)