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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.

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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. —Maya Angelou
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I sustain myself with the love of family. —Maya Angelou
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Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors. —Fred Rogers
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit. —Helen Keller
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Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams. —Pope John XXIII
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness. —Lao Tzu
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. —Lao Tzu
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. —Emily Dickinson
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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. —Buddha

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