May 11, 2010


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 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.

© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 

To download a PDF version of the Paradoxical Commandments, click here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, but for some reason, I don't have the fonts. Thus, all I downloaded was gobbly gook.

Maybe provide an Acrobat file?

Steno Nerd (AKA Christine) said...


I was able to download it okay... and the PDF is in Adobe Acrobat. Maybe try updating your Adobe Acrobat if it isn't yet?

If not, you can click on this link to get the pic version (also now embedded in the blog post):

Sorry about that! Hope this helps!

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