Anyway by Kent M. Keith
The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in aCrazy World

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These ten principles were first articulated by Kent Keith as a student at Harvard in the 1960s. Since then, unbeknownst to him, they were quoted, circulated, and appropriated by countless people around the world and back again. They even served as a source of inspiration for Mother Teresa. Now, here are his commandments, the philosophy behind them, and the stories that bring them to life.

The first five 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.

About Kent M. Keith

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Dr. Keith is known nationally and internationally as the author of the Paradoxical Commandments, which he wrote and published in 1968 at the age of nineteen. The first edition of his book The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World was published by Inner Ocean Publishing of Maui in October 2001. A new edition, titled Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments, was published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in April 2002, and has become a national bestseller. The rights to his book have been sold in twenty countries. Dr. Keith has appeared on the front page of the New York Times and has been featured in People magazine, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Family Circle. He was interviewed by Katie Couric on NBC's Today show, and has appeared on a dozen TV shows and more than seventy radio programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Dr. Keith lives in Manoa Valley, Honolulu, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children, Kristina, Spencer, and Angela. He is available for speaking engagements. He can be contacted through
Published May 4, 2004 by Berkley. 152 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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