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This is for anyone who is finding the drudgery of dealing with debt over the long term just a bit overwhelming....

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and 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,
Andy many a failure turns about
When he might have one 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.

John Greenleaf Whitter (1807-1892)

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