This poem was written by Mother Teresa and is engraved
on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta.

People are often unreasonable, illogical, &
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.

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