Thursday, October 11, 2012
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 everyone 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 may 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 won the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the light came down,
how close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out - the silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems so far;
so stick to the fight with your hardest hit - it's when things seem worst that
you must not quit.