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 instead you 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 can never 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!