Picked up a book called Paradoxical Commandments and found these words written in 1968. Not great poetry but calming and cooling amid the stultifying heat.
" If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway
If you are succesful, 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 ".