Pyramid Philosophical

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Don't Give Up

My worst fear is that he will “give up”.
I worry that he is in danger of reaching
breaking point.

Mental toughness has its limits

Don't Give Up

(Peter Gabriel feat. Paula Cole)

It does not matter how slowly you go

As long as you do not stop


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 want, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with twists and turns,
As every one 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 the night came 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.

Author unknown



Giving up is not in the genes!

Louis Brothnias and Percy "Biffo" Veir


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