People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often 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.
– Mother Teresa
No matter what religious beliefs people may hold, I believe these words from Mother Teresa to be universal truth. If all any of us lived by were these words, they would be enough to achieve instant worldwide peace.
This is the philosophy Mother Teresa lived her entire life by. She didn’t just speak it, she lived it and showed it. This is what earns her the title of a Saint.