Do it anyway ~ Mother Teresa

The verses were written on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta and are widely attributed to her.

“People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

It’s easy to find reasons not to do what’s right.

It goes unnoticed. We get tired. People take advantage of us. Doing right is hard. And the list goes on and on.

Next time you feel like giving up & things get tough, soak in the wisdom and encouragement to do it anyway…

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)


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3 responses to “Do it anyway ~ Mother Teresa”

  1. Bess Goodard Avatar
    Bess Goodard

    Thank you for taking the time to write this article. It’s been incredibly helpful. It could not have arrive at a far better time for me!

  2. Sheree Avatar

    THE QUOTE “DO IT ANYWAY” IS FALSELY ATTRIBUTED TO MOTHER TERESA!!! This quote, called The Paradoxical Commandments, was written in 1968 by Dr. Kent M. Keith, a Christian student leader, in his handbook on youth leadership. Mother Teresa hung the quote on the wall of her orphanage in Calcutta without giving credit to Dr. Keith, and many have since falsely attributed the quote to her. Give credit where credit is due.

    1. eric echols Avatar
      eric echols

      I definitely want to give credit where credit is due. Thanks for the update.

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