“I have hoped, I have planned, I have striven.
To the will, I have added the deed.
The best that was in me I’ve given, I have prayed to God for my need.
I have dared and reached only disaster.
I have battled and broken my lance.
I am bruised by a pitiless master that the Weak and the Timid call Chance.
I am old, I am bent, I am cheated of all that Youth urged me to win.
But name me not with the defeated; tomorrow again, I begin.”
~ Samuel Kiser