dont quit

My stepdad, whose surname I decided to officially take legally last week gave me me a post it card at the weekend with this written on it:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road your 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 dont 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 had he stuck it out
dont give up hough 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 how close you are
it may be near when it seems so far
so stick to the fight when your hardest hit
its when things seem worst
that you must not quit

thanks dad.