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 it’s twists and turns
As everyone one of us sometime learns
And many a person turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out
So 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 learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown
Success is failure turned inside out
A silver tint in 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 you’re hardest hit.
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit!