The Paradoxical Commandments

  • People are illogical, unreasonable, and self self centered. Love them anyway.
  • If you do good, people will accuse you a selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
  • If you are successful, you will will 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.

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It Takes Courage | The Twelve Traditions (Long Form)