When things go wrong as they sometimes will.

When the road you're trudging seems uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts 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 everyone of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out.

Don't give up, though the pace seems slow,

You may succeed with another blow.


Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man.

Often the struggler has given up, when he might have captured the victors cup,

And he learned too late when the night slipped down,

How close he had been to the golden crown.


Success is failure turned inside out,

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

And you can never tell how close you are

It may be near when it seems afar.

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-

Its when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.