Words of Wisdom from an Icon

02 May

Beautiful, simple words of wisdom from a noble prize winner…. Mother Teresa.

I was going through the Biography of Mother Teresa, and could not go past this passage. Felt the need to share with those who would not have had the privilege of reading the works of this lady.

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I found this little passage great to reflect on ….. Be enlightened, find inner peace & serenity, and hope it can help some out there in a similar way. 

It is amazing how the switch takes place within each of us by the second. When we are well grounded with steadfast principles that we could hang on to  nothing will swing it either way. Enjoy the extract ……….


“People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centred ; forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.” – Mother Teresa 

Simple basics to lay that platform as we journey through life. Cheers David Nair


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5 responses to “Words of Wisdom from an Icon

  1. Maria Denis

    May 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Hello David,

    Brilliant extract & thank you for sharing ! It makes us pause for a while & reflect. if we change our mindset & do things anyway there would be peace & harmony .




    • davidnair

      October 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Hmmmm so true, its small acts, thoughts and things we do that matters most….. “a dripping tap on a slab of concrete would create a hairline crack which would eventually split that concrete.” Cheers Maria….


  2. Miranda Adams

    October 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Reblogged this on Journeys in Writing and commented:
    Classic wisdom and beautiful words..


    • davidnair

      October 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Yes Miranda, classic is about simplicity, unique and different… she was one of a kind and walked the path like so…Was nice connecting, catch you soon…. Cheers.


  3. Theresa

    October 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Blessed Mother Teresa was a remarkable woman. My favorite quote of hers: “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Blessings to you…



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