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 you might have won
had you stuck it out.
Don't give up,
though the pace seems slow
you may succeed
with another blow.
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 so far.
So stick to the fight
when your hardest hit-
it's when things seem worst
that you must not quit.