when things go wrong, as they sometimes will. when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill. 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 it’s twists and turns. as everyone of us sometimes learns. and many a failure has turned about. when she might have won had she stuck it out. so don’t give up though the pace seems slow. you might succeed with another blow.
often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering woman. often the struggler has given up. when she might have captured the victor’s cup. and she learned too late, as the night slipped down, how close she was to the golden crown.
success is failure turned inside out. the silver tint the clouds of doubt. you never can tell how close you are. it may be near when it seems afar; so stick to the fight when your hardest hit. it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.