The Paradoxical Commandments…

wow.

picked this book up yesterday and it’s the best read I’ve had in ages.

in a nutshell, here is the story:

The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

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 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

and the website is here and you won’t regret reading it or thinking it over.

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2 thoughts on “The Paradoxical Commandments…

  1. oooo i love this, i remember ages ago came across it – or was sent and but no idea where from. does it end with ‘because in the end it was all between you and god and it was never between you and them anyway’ or something like that. so pretty

  2. oooo i love this, i remember ages ago came across it – or was sent and but no idea where from. does it end with ‘because in the end it was all between you and god and it was never between you and them anyway’ or something like that. so pretty

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