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 all is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may e near when it seems far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.
- John Greenleaf Whittier