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 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.
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learn too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden clown.
Don't give up though the pace seems low,
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver lining of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you
MUST NOT QUIT!