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,

Rest! if you must, but never quit.

Life is queer, with its twist and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many failures turn about

When he might have won if he stuck it out;

Stick to your task, though the pace seems slow…

You may succeed with one more 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 afar;

So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit


It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Author Unknown

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