When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill;
When funds are low, and 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 everyone one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
when you might have won, had you stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow;
You may succeeed with another blow.
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 far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things go wrong that you must not quit!