Quotes worth recording – Mother Theresa

This gem of a poem was forwarded to me by my always insightful friend Mukundan. This is not a quote but it’s a poem by Mother Theresa. I am including it here because when I read it, the poem looks like a collection of great quotes. Hope you will enjoy it.




People are often unreasonable, illogical, & 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 false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.




If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.



What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight:

Build anyway.



If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.



The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.



Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.



You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.

– Mother Theresa


Thanks Mukundan.