Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill

When the funds are low and the debts are high

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh

When care is pressing you down a bit

Rest, if you must – but don’t you quit!


Life is queer with its twists and turns

As every one of us sometimes learns

And many a failure turns about

When he might have won, had he stuck it out!

Don’t give up: though the pace seems slow

You might succeed with another blow!


Often the goal is nearer than

It seems, to a faint and faltering man

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the Victor’s Cup

And he learned too late, when the night slipped down

How close he was to the golden crown.


Success is failure turned inside out

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt –

And you never can tell how close you are

It may be near, when it seems afar:

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit

It’s when things seem worst, that you mustn’t quit!

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