People are often unreasonable, 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 friends;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
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 your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.
~ Mother Teresa