Quote of the Day: The Paradoxical Commandments

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 will 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.

— Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

As Long As We Have These (It Shall Pass)

All this time you’d hide in you
As strange as dreams of life might be
They will not hinder thee
For all that is meant to be
It shall pass

For all that is not to be
It shall not pass

Do you still think it strange
How we react to each other
All I want from thine heart are
Fairness, equality, honesty and fidelity
Intelligent conversation, silent companionship and passion

If we have these
We have each other
And shall want for nothing.