Don’t Quit!

by Stephen on September 21, 2008 · 30 comments

in Life

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 care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but do not quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

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 seem worst that you must not quit.



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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Riya April 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

I simply loved it.

2 Gmadiaz May 8, 2010 at 6:49 am

Emma you didn’t get it?……..well I think it’s about not quiting….like in life, in your career etc……

3 Jonard January 3, 2011 at 10:35 am


4 Queen Esther April 18, 2011 at 2:51 am

God is able

5 P.K.Sardar April 30, 2011 at 1:18 am

I am moved ! The words can surely help one keep focused when evrything seems to go wrong.

6 Lisa May 15, 2011 at 10:07 am

Thanks i needed to read this today and it inspired me as in the past when i read it.
Emma what these words are saying is life can be hard. And sometimes so hard u want to give up. With all our stress we might not see how close we are to our goals. This is when we need to hang in there keep strong and we will be okay. I have found this to be the case many times in my life too.. needed that reminder today too.

7 Dinesh May 22, 2011 at 5:12 am

This is required for getting success and may be a step to success” winner never quit and quitter never win.

8 Bharati July 15, 2011 at 6:17 am

Realy nice… got motivated with this quote…. will not quit.. :)

9 Ashna Sambhar August 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Difficulties in your life don’t come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potentials.

10 Reyem September 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

Great poem

11 Michelle October 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Nice one… Don’t quit! GOD will fulfill… ;)

12 Ashok November 17, 2011 at 7:29 am

It’s a Poem that i had learnt in my 10th Std Super.

13 AKSHATA UPPAR December 14, 2011 at 3:59 am

Very nice one. Make success daily journey not destiny!!!

14 Milan Chaudhary February 19, 2012 at 3:57 am

Doing your best means never stop trying! Good story!

15 Amol Barwade February 28, 2012 at 8:03 am

wow got motivated never give up never quit do ur best.

16 vibhuti pathare April 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

Universal quote DONT QUIT!! Secret of success.

17 Kuls...! May 9, 2012 at 3:01 am

very nice poem by william wordsworth…!

18 Amit Dhiman June 19, 2012 at 7:58 am

Quite Nice and Good.

19 Divya July 14, 2012 at 4:21 am

I needed this..

20 Ayanava Roy August 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

It took me 9 months and 10 days to be born and see the light of this world…But I DIDN’T QUIT…

21 Davideo September 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I’m actualy motivated.

22 Mariaetete November 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

Ave learnt never to quit

23 Flora November 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

It is really inspirational thanks.

24 Samuel Akorsah January 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

Success is a journey, not a destiny so be patient and don’t quit.

25 Sophie April 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm

It realy inspiring. The road may look so bad, dnt worry keep moving. You will get there.

26 Dizzee July 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I have a poster of this dated 1982.

27 ABhatia August 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

It’s indeed a great motivating and well worded Poem on Success. Reading it and practicing the advices and its concepts, shall definitely make one successful. This poem must be printed and put on everyone’s bedroom, who wish to be successful.

28 Osman June 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

I’m happy… author thank you so much

29 Loveday Mathebula March 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

I was about to quit writting novels and poems cause there’s no one who is willing to help as I went to several authors non of them willing to help.But after reading this caught I feel comfortable and waiting for success to knock on my slum door.

30 Diya August 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

I loved this… it’s amazing. It inspired me a lot.. Thank u author

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