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 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 every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a fellow 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 victor’s cup;

And he learned too late when the night came down,

How close he was to the golden crown.


Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It might be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –

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

Don’t ever give up.  You may have to go in another direction, and you may have to try a new approach, but if its something you feel is important then don’t give up on it.  Keep working at it.  You’ll figure it out, and success will come….




  • kimrrushton@hotmail. says:

    I have this on my desk at work….and it has stayed with me for 8 years….LUV IT. It is a constant reminder….and so are you…that we all have it in us….we just have to BELIEVE……YOU gave me that. Thank you. 🙂

  • J'Aime MacPherson says:

    I needed to hear this. This came to me at the perfect timing. I am printing this out and reading it every day as a positive affirmation. Thank you.

  • Charm A. says:

    BELIEVE. JUST WHAT I NEEDED !!!yay thank you

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