Kent M. Keith
[I don't believe this is the original version; but I like it...anyway.]
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you are true to yourself, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be true to yourself anyway.
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
What you dare to do today with your life will be forgotten tomorrow. Live today with daring anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help, but may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.
If you find peace and happiness, others may be jealous. Be peaceful and happy anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
Because being yourself is a promise to you from you; it was never between you and them anyway.