Don't Quit

Don't Quit no matter what!

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 care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you 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 if he'd 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 afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

- by Author Unknown



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36 comments

gerri

3 weeks ago

This certainly is uplifting and very true.

clearfield job corps remember you

1 month ago

i know when i found this poem on the ground it gave me hope to push foward.

Sonya Nelson-Pierre

1 month ago

This is my favorite poem, when I read this poem it touched my very soul and pulled me out of some tough times. Absolutely love this poem!!!! My most deepest thanks to the author God Bless You

Coletta

2 months ago

I really like they motivation this poem has within it. It can be used in so many aspects of people lives.

Anonymous

2 months ago

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Anonymous

4 months ago

god is good all the time

Lincoln Evans

4 months ago

I just want to say thank you and GOD has blessed you.

cyntharika

4 months ago

My Mother was stricken with metastatic cancer in 1977 when she was in late 40's. I became her caregiver. We were told she could survive 3 mos at the most. This poem was her daily reminder along with the Bible. She lived for 3 years. Although mostly bedridden and frustrated because she couldn't do the things to take care of her home & family, she did not require the strong pain meds she was given. She was cheerful, smiling and optimistic. She never quit. When I discovered that she had taken a bad turn on Dec 23 ew called ambulance. I rode in the back of the ambulance with her there were Christmas lights & décor everywhere as the ambulance sped along. My Mother began singing Christmas Carols on the way to the hospital and I sang with her. She never quit. My Mom passed into the presence of our Lord the next day and spent Christmas with Jesus in heaven. This poem reminds me of her and to never stop and give up in my own life.

Mia

4 months ago

Having a hard time understanding what does this poem???
Btw it seems really great

Sylvia Molefe

5 months ago

It blessed me-taught me that in life we dont give up. Quitters are losers

Jessica

6 months ago

In a world filled with the power of God, there is absolutely no reason to give up on my beliefs. God will always carry me through, til the end of time. God Bless!

Barb

6 months ago

Never Say Quit is the actual title of this poem and it was written by William Murray Angus, born in Gamrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland March 19, 1854 & he came to Canada to a homestead at 2-13-24 in the Hamiota Municipality in 1882, He Married Elizabeth Idnam, from Macduff, Scotland in 1885. They had one son and seven daughters. Uncle William took over the Logach Post office 1890 and was the postmaster until 1932. William Muray Angus died September 19, 1948. He was by grandfather's brother. It certainly would be nice to see him recognized as the author. I have a book on his poetry with all his poetry.

Sandi

6 months ago

I learned this poem as a child in elementary school and I have never forgotten it. The strength and encouragement it has brought me during troubled and discouraging situations throughout my life are immeasurable. I am extremely grateful to my teacher who had me memorize it.

REEBA

9 months ago

Its really awesome...can lift your spirits when you are totally low...would have changed my life if i had come across a long time back

Neha Sajid

9 months ago

I'm go to Mumbai you will come with me

TO Merin Vinsent

BY Neha Sajid

BONFACE WEKESA

9 months ago

Not to be afraid and tpset for God will save us

Richard A Deichler

10 months ago

I wrote this poem as a high school senior in 1966. After some prodding by by younger sister I sent it to Readers Digest, (without a copyright mark) to see if they would publish it. Igot a letter back saying that it was nice but that they only published things that had been published earlier and not new works. I forgot about it and was surprised to see it in print later, it was even used as a lead in for a Kragen auto parts comercial, ( just the first two lines). I surmised that the editor had kept iteither lost my contact info or didn't care and then sold it with other unpublished works that he or she had collected through the years. If you would like to know more about this and a couple of other poems I've written you can contact me at rdeichler@hotmail.com. Thanks

Hayden Lucas Becamesa

11 months ago

This is a good website and this website helped me with my school work because we are making a power point and me and my buddy chose this peom

Anonymous

11 months ago

Author appears to be Edgar Albert Guest

NGUinyourDREAMS

11 months ago

this was really inspiring...I Loved It.

Anonymous

11 months ago

It's okay by 😒😒

Gods4me

1 year ago

I first heard this poem while watching The Steve Harvey Show. What a powerful poem! It's inspirational and challenging at the same time.

Paul

1 year ago

Used this in many a sermon .. And still trying to use this concept everyday

Nightwalker52

1 year ago

Who is the author?!?!?!?!?!?!?

B E Johnson

1 year ago

I remembered this poes over 30 years ago at my 6th grade graduation the class recited and I will never forget Ms. Hayes. I did not know what it meant then, but I do know what it means now.

Anonymous

1 year ago

i like it

Anonymous

1 year ago

i like it mr unknown, its awsome poem.

Tristan Owens

1 year ago

I'm not quitting now I have came too far too turn back

Indransh Gupta

2 years ago

I like your article. It is very informative. Thank you so much for sharing such priceless information. Hats-off to the writer. Keep on posting such nice articles. Love to read you. Thank you so much.

anna

2 years ago

thet wose amaising

Paul Moran

2 years ago

I have used this in a sermon or two....lol

sharry

2 years ago

What chapter is this poem found in the bible

brian

2 years ago

This is our road to damascus explained.Its the crossroads and the turning point.From here is gods and mans favour as you have just been strenghthened by your father.Bless all.

Nida

2 years ago

I already knew this poem when I was till in highschool. 50 years ago, I struggle a lot, and this poem helps me a lot to make it through.

terry

2 years ago

he that shall endure unto the end , shall be saved

Paul

3 years ago

Yes this seems to be coming close to the bottom-line of the Christian walk, where things like faith and logic must bear sway, when feelings and circumstances seem to say the opposite. Where through the power of Christ, we choose to say "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me", regardless of the pressing darkness. This is what builds character, and makes it easier to meet the same trial on another day. Press on my friends!

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