Don’t Quit | Inspirational Lines
“When things go wrong. as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill:
When funds are low and the debts are high:
And you want to smile but you have to sigh.
When all is you down a bit-
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 be near when it seems far.
so stick to the fight when you’re hit –
It’s when things go wrong that you must quit.”
—JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the fireside poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.