‘Tis a lesson you should heed,

If at first you don’t succeed,

Try, try again;
Then your courage should appear,

For if you will persevere,

You will conquer, never fear

Try, try again;
Once or twice, though you should fail,

If you would at last prevail,

Try, try again;
If we strive, ’tis no disgrace

Though we do not win the race;

What should you do in the case?

Try, try again
If you find your task is hard,

Time will bring you your reward,

Try, try again
All that other folks can do,

Why, with patience, should not you?

Only keep this rule in view: Try, try again

T. H. Palmer


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  1. That’s right, you can always try, no matter what! The only time you truly fail is when you stop trying!
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  2. This is perfect! LOVE this! Thank you for sharing.
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  3. Great photo, I like the atmosphere most of all. I could imagine it in a professional gallery somewhere.

  4. What a great poem! It sort of reminds me of another poem I had read sometime ago called “I Will Persist Until I Succeed” by Og Mandino (just search for it on Google, it’s worth the read!) But anyway, thank you for such a great encouraging and inspiring post!
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  5. Great stuff.. and I need this reminder sometimes. I admit that there are some days when I try to workout and my body just isn’t having it. I need a reminder to push through it.
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  6. You are so right. Don’t give up! I’m so glad I found your site. You are inspiring and I’ll certainly be following your journey.

  7. I love this! No truer words.
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