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 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 —