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Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith

Introduced to me by my wise friend PJB. x

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


  1. Hello Alison

    Just found your blog through Life In A Pink Fibro.

    What an inspiring and very true quote.

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  2. I loved this. Kind of supports the notion that doing the 'right thing' is seldom the easy thing.

    Found you via the Weekend Rewind at the Fibro.

  3. And if you're going to write, just write it!
    I totally related to your comment about years of procrastinating - have been known to do a bit of that myself!
    I discovered your great post via the Weekend Rewind.
    Cheers, Jennifer x

  4. Love this!

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

  5. What a ripper! I'm bookmarking this one - thanks ☺. J x

  6. Love it. Your blog is great, glad I found it through Rewinding at the Fibro x Bern


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