Believe or The Man Who Thinks He Can

By Walter D. Wintle
believeUnfortunately, very little is known about Walter D. Wintle except that he was a poet who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century.

It has also been speculated that the name may be a pseudonym for a more well-know poet of the time.

No matter by whom this poem was written, enjoy how it depicts the power of the mind and how, what you believe to be - is.

This also brings to mind a memorable quote by Michelangelo:

"The greatest danger for us is not that our aim is too high and we will miss it, but that it is too low and we will reach it."

Believe or The Man Who Thinks He Can

If you think you are beaten, you are;
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.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellows 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.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.

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