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.