If you are kind, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
People are unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people will deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others will destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some will be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
(generally attributed to Mother Teresa)