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.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
“Do or Do not. There is no try.”