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Words to Live By

Words to Live By

When it comes to human behavior, we have no shortage of bad examples before us, but these inspiring words can help us to set our course aright, giving us a beacon of hope and a shining example of right behavior.

This one is a keeper, worthy of being shared with your email list. It seems especially appropriate for all of us who Care2 make a difference. Read it here:


* People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

* If you do good, people will accuse you of 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.

* People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for some underdogs anyway.

* What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

* People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.


* Give the world the best you’ve got and you may get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Words found in a Pete’s Coffee House in Northern California, generally attributed to Mother Teresa or Kent M. Keith, and widely circulated ever since.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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6:48AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Interesting article. Thanks!

1:22AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012


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