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People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Forgiveness

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and 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.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

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Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

The spirit of resistance to government
is so valuable on certain occasions
that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

The one thing that kept our family together was the music.
The only thing that our family would share emotionally
was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
- Dennis Wilson

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

I knew I wanted to act, and I was really driven,
so I kept going for it.
We moved to L.A.
full-time when I was 8 or 9.
- Hilary Duff

It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in
the back of my imagination just waiting there.
Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
- Kevin J. Anderson

We just kept hanging in and fighting.
- Troy Brown

We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over
and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes
into it to create this ghost repetition melody.
- Colin Greenwood

One other hobby of mine has been playing the oboe but
I have not kept this up after 1969.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I've been very lucky.
I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have
the drive to sell myself.
Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who
kept me going from job to job.
- Blythe Danner

I have long been of the opinion that if work were such
a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
- Bruce Grocott

I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are
imaginary and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear.
- Robert Lynd

Workers have kept faith in American institutions.
Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been
when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied.
- John L. Lewis

I have kept a part of Catalina Productions going,
through which I develop a few projects just for me.
- Gregory Harrison

It was just that we had this phenomenal honeymoon relationship that just kept on going.
- James Levine

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do
a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album.
Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
- Alan Jackson

Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations,
we at the same time not only maintained,
preserved our democracy, but kept improving it.
- Bulent Ecevit

What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one.
- Sitting Bull

With care, and skill, and cunning art,
She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay,
Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside,
and then eventually delivered a piece of work that
people responded to with huge enthusiasm.
- Trevor Nunn

They made us many promises, more than I can remember,
but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land,
and they took it.
- Red Cloud

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the
monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
- Thomas Fuller

I believe in God, because he is the only thing that kept me going.
He's my best friend.
- Jessica Hahn

Whoever won't fight when the President calls him,
deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.
- Henny Youngman

The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number
of truths that must be kept from it.
- Eric Hoffer

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading,
so I awoke from sheer boredom.
- Heinrich Heine

I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife.
That's what held me, kept me down.
So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church.
- Frank McCourt

Up until now, the prospect of parole has kept us from
confronting our captors with any real determination.
- George Jackson

How much a dunce that has been sent to roam,
excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
- William Cowper

The fact was, Ford kept stumbling around.
I didn't want him in the White House.
I wanted Carter in, and I had a forum of 20 million people watching.
- Chevy Chase

I kept having chills.
This was in the middle of the summer and I was wearing
a sheepskin jacket and I was chilling.
I was shaking all over.
- Dick York

A friend is long sought, hardly found,
and with difficulty kept.
- St.
Jerome

I haven't turned into some rich monster.
I've kept my perspective.
But I am a bit spoiled.
It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money.
- Christine McVie

We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each
other only on such subjects as related to the Convent,
and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us.
- Maria Monk

The film kept me from working as a secretary.
It was a real stroke of luck.
A miracle.
- Victoria Abril

Bananarama were written off from day one.
Nobody believed in us but us.
We kept having hits despite the record company,
despite the press.
- Siobhan Fahey

I kept telling everyone I wasn't going to Washington to stay.
I go to visit.
- John Engler

Power always has to be kept in check;
power exercised in secret,
especially under the cloak of national security,
is doubly dangerous.
- William Proxmire

But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting,
a little more daring and although I appreciate good
acting and I liked being versatile my whole career,
it kept me working.
- Robert Klein

Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have.
- Harvey Penick

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover;
it is kept alive by hope and fear,
by childish faith, and by cowardice.
- Clarence Darrow

Everyone kept telling me, Just be yourself.
Be yourself.
I kept thinking, there's got to be more to it than that!
- Tony Danza

Movie stars are supposed to be healthy.
They're kept happy and nutritionally together.
- Courtney Love

We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.
- Paul Muldoon

She not only kept her lovely figure,
she's added so much to it.
- Bob Fosse

Male supremacy has kept woman down.
It has not knocked her out.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Usually, it gets worse and worse as they downsize your character;
mine just kept getting better.
- Christine Baranski

I kept going to different colleges, but dropped out.
- Spencer Dryden

Somehow I kept my head above water.
I relied on the discipline, character,
and strength that I had started to develop as that
little girl in her first swimming pool.
- Esther Williams

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to
its possessor unless it is kept under control.
- Don Marquis

We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.
How many people can boast as much?
- Samuel Beckett

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
- George Stephanopoulos

There are too many books I haven't read,
too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I
haven't kept long enough.
- Irwin Shaw

I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities -
and kept on writing.
- Thomas Perry


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