People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred. Love them
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank
People favour underdogs but follow
only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build
People really need help but may attack
you if you help them. Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have
and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have' to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest, if you must, but don't quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow-
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.