“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 all is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!
Success is a failure turned inside out;
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems far.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things that go wrong that you must not quit.”
— John Greenleaf Whittier —