The Paradoxical Commandments
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.
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.
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. ”
“ You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ”
“ Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. ”
“ Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you. ”
“ If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ”
“ They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. ”
“ You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. ”
“ Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ”
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'... ”
“ Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. ”
“ Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. ”
“ The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. ”
“ So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? ”
“ The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ”