This story is so beautiful and inspiring. You can find Reeds Days of giving blog here.
Many Web pages quoting this inspirational poem just list the poet as "Anonymous. I don't know how much light I can shed on this subject. I belong to a group of international reference librarians -- more than strong in all parts of the world -- and we first got this question in April, Although many people had various ideas about the various versions, authors, and titles [such as the ones you mention in your message], the general consensus was NOT to rely on the internet, but to go to the printed sources.
Both versions were attributed to Walter D. Wintle, so I would go with him as your best bet. I don't, however, want to suggest that I [or the other librarians involved in this research project] have the ultimate and definitive answer. Someday, someone might find yet another version. Here are the two Wintle versions and their printed sources: The Man Who Thinks He can If you think you dare not, you don't; If you'd like to win, but think you can't, It's almost a cinch you won't.
You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life's battles don't always go But soon or late the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won't If you think you'll lose, you're lost, For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will; It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you are. You've got to think high to rise. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man; But sooner or later the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can. I hope this helps you a little.
I advise you to go with Wintle, until some poetic archaeologist digs up an earlier version of the poem.Join Facebook to connect with David Burghgraef and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and Facebook.
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Longenecker If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win but think you can’t. The Victor Poet: C.W. Longenecker If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
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