Robert William Service Quotes

“Some praise the Lord for Light, The living spark; I thank God for the Night The healing dark.”
Robert W. Service
“I like to think that when I fall, A rain-drop in Deaths shoreless sea, This shelf of books along the wall, Beside my bed, will mourn for me.”
Robert W. Service, Ballads of a Bohemian
“The Quitter When youre lost in the Wild, and youre scared as a child, And Death looks you bang in the eye, And youre sore as a boil, its according to Hoyle To cock your revolver and . . . die. But the Code of a Man says: "Fight all you can," And self-dissolution is barred. In hunger and woe, oh, its easy to blow . . . Its the hell-served-for-breakfast thats hard. "Youre sick of the game!" Well, now, thats a shame. Youre young and youre brave and youre bright. "Youve had a raw deal!" I know -- but dont squeal, Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight. Its the plugging away that will win you the day, So dont be a piker, old pard! Just draw on your grit; its so easy to quit: Its the keeping-your-chin-up thats hard. Its easy to cry that youre beaten -- and die; Its easy to crawfish and crawl; But to fight and to fight when hopes out of sight -- Why, thats the best game of them all! And though you come out of each gruelling bout, All broken and beaten and scarred, Just have one more try -- its dead easy to die, Its the keeping-on-living thats hard.”
Robert W. Service