Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10 Rules for Living

The ten rules for living by Kent Keith
1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self centered. Love them anyway.
2. If you do good, people will acuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
3. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
5. Honesty and Frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
6. 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.
7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
10. Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
Keith was a Rhodes Scolar at Harvard when he wrote these maxims. They have been quoted by legislators, politicians and pundits the world over, attributed to Mother Theresa, Ann Landers and many other great speakers. Consider these simple truths, please aply them in your life, pass them on through word and action, and remember that the evil of the world that seeks to put people down can only be countered by the ultimate good of a loving and caring GOD.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes, I will do it all. Anyway.