The Paradox 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.

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 is never between you and them anyway.”

–“The Paradox Commandments” by Kent M. Keith as rewritten and hung by Mother Theresa on the wall of her orphanage.

Advertisements

About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
This entry was posted in Quotes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The Paradox Commandments

  1. Mary Ann Foust says:

    Our son has this posted in his office and his family in their home as well. I had it on my Timeline not too long ago. I love it—and it really says it all doesn’t it Melissa?—Thank you for posting on your Blog!

  2. Pingback: Quote of the Day 21 October 2013 – Anyway | marcgilbert.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s