In the Final Analysis

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 may spend years building, someone may destroy overnight...
build anyway

If you find serenity and happiness, people 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 have anyway

You see, in the final analysis, it's all between you and God...
it was never between you and them anyway

by Mother Teresa


  1. Exactly what I needed to hear today. Thanks KB.

  2. This is great. I seem to be linking to you a lot these days, but I can't help it! You post things that are so good they must be shared.


  3. Wonderful list; thanks for sharing. I had seen one or two excerpts from it, but not anything this extensive.

    Merry Christmas!

    - Matt


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