paradoxical commandments

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“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’s

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

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.
—  The Paradoxical Commandments.
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 

The Signs as Beautiful Poems
  • Aries: </b> Still I Rise - Maya Angelou (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/still-i-rise-by-maya-angelou)<p/><b>Taurus:</b> The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost (http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/robert_frost/poems/528)<p/><b>Gemini:</b> Phenomenal Woman - Maya Angelou (http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/maya_angelou/poems/492)<p/><b>Cancer:</b> The Wild Swans at Coole - William Butler Yeats (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172060)<p/><b>Leo:</b> The Paradoxical Commandments - Kent M. Keith (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-paradoxical-commandments-by-kent-m-keith)<p/><b>Virgo:</b> Annabel Lee - Edgar Allen Poe (http://m.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/annabel-lee)<p/><b>Libra:</b> How Do I Love Thee? - Elizabeth Barrett Browning (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/how-do-i-love-thee-by-elizabeth-barrett-browning)<p/><b>Scorpio:</b> Invictus - William Ernest Henley (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/invictus-by-william-ernest-henley)<p/><b>Sagittarius:</b> Caged Bird - Maya Angelou (http://m.poemhunter.com/poem/caged-bird-21/)<p/><b>Capricorn:</b> The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe (http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html)<p/><b>Aquarius:</b> Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171621)<p/><b>Pisces:</b> A Dream Within a Dream - Edgar Allen Poe (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237388)<p/></p>

“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

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Here is an 8k angsty as fuck fic which was originally going to be a present for my beautiful wife snarkysurana, but then it just got anstier and angstier and I realised something this angsty (and four days late) is not an ideal wedding present. I’m sorry, Lex! Please love me!

It has violence and blood and just… yeah. Sorry.

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*“الوصايا المتناقضة”*
*“The Paradoxical Commandments”*

هي عشر وصايا كتبها الكاتب الأمريكي *كينت كيث Kent M. Keith* سنة ١٩٦٨م ٬ التي حولها عام ٢٠٠٢م إلى كتاب سماه *“على أية حال” “Anyway”* والذي تربع على أكثر الكتب مبيعاً في أمريكا في تلك الفترة ولفترات طويلة .
تم ترجمة هذه الوصايا إلى العديد من اللغات ٬ فلفتت العالم٬ وتحولت إلى ملصقات ٬ وعلقت على الحوائط و الأبواب ٬ كانت هذه الوصايا كالأتي:

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
١. الناس غير منطقيين ولا تهمهم إلا مصلحتهم ، أحِبهم على أية حال .

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
٢. إذا فعلت الخير سيتهمك الناس بأن لك دوافع أنانية خفية ، إفعل الخير على أية حال .

3. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
٣. إذا حققت النجاح سوف تكسب أصدقاء مزيفين وأعداء حقيقين ، إنجح على أية حال .

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
٤. الخير الذي تفعله اليوم سوف ينسى غداً ، إفعل الخير على أية حال .

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
٥. إن الصدق والصراحة يجعلانك عرضة للإنتقاد ، كن صادقاً وصريحاً على أية حال .

6. 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.
٦. إن أعظم الرجال والنساء الذي يحملون أعظم الأفكار يمكن أن يوقفهم أصغر الرجال والنساء الذين يملكون أصغر العقول ، إحمل أفكاراً عظيمة على أية حال .

7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
٧. الناس يحبون المستضعفين لكنهم يتبعون المستكبرين ، جاهد من أجل المستضعفين على أية حال .

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
٨. ما تنفقه في بنائه سنوات قد ينهار بين عشية وضحاها ، إبني على أية حال .

9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
٩. الناس في أمس الحاجة إلى المساعدة لكنهم قد يهاجمونك إذا ساعدتهم ، ساعدهم على أية حال .

10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
١٠. إذا أعطيت العالم أفضل ما لديك سيرد عليك البعض بالإساءة ، أعط العالم أفضل ما لديك على أية حال .

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

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
prompt 500

The Paradoxical Commandments, abridged

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.
Be successful anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank 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

Happy 500th prompt, from daily-prompts!!

The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent M. Keith when he was undergraduate at Harvard and is both a poem and a book. These lines are sometimes falsely attributed to Mother Theresa who actually hung a portion of them on the wall of her childrens’ home in Calcutta.

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