Thursday, October 8, 2009

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 of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit --
It's when things seem worse that you musn't quit.


Craft Diva said...

you are a treasure trove of poignant wisdom today. how did you know i needed that? lol


Debbie said...

What a wonderful quote.....words to live by.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Thank you for sharing timely. Need to remind myself not to give up!

Pei Li

Dori said...

Francie, when I visit your blog I always find exactly what I need! {{hug}} ~Dori