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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.


founder of the Missionaries of Charity


Randy from Wyoming NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Great quote but Mother Teresa did not write it. Of all people she would want to stand up for honesty. It was written by Kent Keith

Saba from Harrisburg  OCTOBER 11, 2016
I like

Steve from Iowa MARCH 11, 2014
So amazing, so true!

John from Va Beach DECEMBER 15, 2013
That was easy!

Melissa from Dalton DECEMBER 11, 2013
How true. There are few people that I admire and respect. Mother Teresa is at the top of my list. I don't know of anybody that would give up wealth for poverty to help people.

It's easy to find reasons for division between people. Finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness. —Unknown
I don't dwell on my age. It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, it's just a number. —Nola Ochs
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. —Vince Lombardi
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. —Benjamin Disraeli
May Light always surround you; 
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing; 
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom; 
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you; 
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, 
May your arms Never Tire.
 —D. Simone
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. —Ronald Reagan
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. —Henri-Frederic Amiel
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life. —John Burroughs
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. —Mark Twain
Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach. —Helen Henderson
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word... all of which have the potential to turn a life around. —Leo Buscaglia
Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. —Hāfiz
A lesson for all of us is that for every loss, there is victory, for every sadness, there is joy, and when you think you’ve lost everything, there is hope. —Geraldine Solon
Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it. —Sylvia Boorstein
You're only responsible for being honest, not for someone else's reaction to your honesty. —Kelli Jae Baeli
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.  —Saadi

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