February 10, 2013

The Paradoxical Commandments

Micaël Reynaud
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

- Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

- Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

- Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

- Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

- Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down 
by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

- Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

- Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

- Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do 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 have anyway.

© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 
"The Paradoxical Commandments" were written by Kent M. Keith 
in 1968 as part of a booklet for student leaders. 
Visit his site HERE or on Facebook


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