The power to hold on in spite of everything, to endure—this is the winner’s quality.
Persistence is the ability to face defeat again and again without giving up—to push on in the face of great difficulty.
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 every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure 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.
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 you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you
MUST NOT QUIT.
Sauteed ampalaya (or guisado ampalaya) is the most common way of cooking the bitter melon. This everyday recipe is appropriate for lunch and dinner. It is often served with fried pork chop, fried fish, and hot steamed rice.