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…
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