Encouragement to us all to stick at it.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems 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 do not quit.
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 mustn’t quit.