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Don’t Quit

A poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

I remember having read this poem years ago while in my school. It came back to me today and I can’t tell how inspiring it is to read. Just as much today as it was then. Choose where you want to be, pursue with passion, enjoy the challenges, own it, Don’t Quit.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
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 don’t you quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes 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.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just 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.

Hope this poem inspires you the way it did to me. The poem is available in public domain but I was sure I needed to have a copy of this here in my collections. As always thanks for reading. Feel free to share among your community. Inspire.

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I am a Research Scholar in NUS Singapore working in the field of Computational Intelligence and Deep Learning. A Technology Admirer; I am curious to know more, to explore - and to share and socialize

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