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Don’t Quit!

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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  • Diya August 27, 2017, 12:40 pm

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

  • Loveday Mathebula March 6, 2016, 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.

  • Osman June 18, 2014, 10:32 am

    I’m happy… author thank you so much

  • ABhatia August 12, 2013, 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.

  • Dizzee July 24, 2013, 2:56 pm

    I have a poster of this dated 1982.

  • Sophie April 9, 2013, 6:41 pm

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

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

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

  • Flora November 14, 2012, 3:57 pm

    It is really inspirational thanks.

  • Mariaetete November 13, 2012, 6:09 am

    Ave learnt never to quit

  • Davideo September 5, 2012, 12:24 pm

    I’m actualy motivated.

  • Ayanava Roy August 20, 2012, 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…

  • Divya July 14, 2012, 4:21 am

    I needed this..

  • Amit Dhiman June 19, 2012, 7:58 am

    Quite Nice and Good.

  • Kuls...! May 9, 2012, 3:01 am

    very nice poem by william wordsworth…!

  • vibhuti pathare April 4, 2012, 11:21 am

    Universal quote DONT QUIT!! Secret of success.

  • Amol Barwade February 28, 2012, 8:03 am

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

  • Milan Chaudhary February 19, 2012, 3:57 am

    Doing your best means never stop trying! Good story!

  • AKSHATA UPPAR December 14, 2011, 3:59 am

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

  • Ashok November 17, 2011, 7:29 am

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

  • Michelle October 16, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Nice one… Don’t quit! GOD will fulfill… 😉

  • Reyem September 9, 2011, 12:56 am

    Great poem

  • Ashna Sambhar August 1, 2011, 5:06 pm

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

  • Bharati July 15, 2011, 6:17 am

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

  • Dinesh May 22, 2011, 5:12 am

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

  • Lisa May 15, 2011, 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.

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

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

  • Queen Esther April 18, 2011, 2:51 am

    God is able

  • Jonard January 3, 2011, 10:35 am


  • Gmadiaz May 8, 2010, 6:49 am

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

  • Riya April 21, 2010, 9:38 am

    I simply loved it.

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