The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for
children in Calcutta:
People are often unreasonable, irrational,
and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
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
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
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.