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 twist and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have had he stuck it out;
Don't you give up, though the pace seems slow-
You might succeed with another blow.
Success is a 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 to afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things seems worst that you mustn't quit