When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you are 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 the 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 person turns about,
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow.
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of clouds of doubt
And you never can tell, how close you are
it may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to fight, when you are hardest hit,
It’s when things are really worst, that You Must Not Quit!