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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 don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns

And many a fellow 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 he might come 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.

How Your Child Learns

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn
If a child lives wit hostility, he learns to fight
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world


M means the many things she gave me
O means only she’s growing old
T means the tears she shed to save me
H means the heart of purest gold
E means her everlasting love for me
R means right for right she will ever try to be

A Short Course in Human Relations

The six most important words—”I admit I made a mistake”
The five most important words—”You did a good job”
The four most important words—”What is your opinion?”
The three most important words—”If you please”
The two most important words—”Thank You”
The one most important word —”We”
The least important word—”I”