The Winner Never Quits
Two boys were walking down a country road when they saw two milk cans being loaded for delivery in a nearby city. Seeing no one, the boys lifted off the cover of Can Number One and dropped in a big bullfrog. Then they lifted off the cover of Can Number Two and dropped in another bullfrog. Later the cans were picked up and loaded for delivery.
During the journey, the bullfrog in Can Number One said: “This is terrible! I can’t lift off the cover of the can because it’s too heavy. I have never had a milk bath before, and I can’t reach to the bottom of the can to get enough pressure to lift the cover, so, what’s the use…”— and he gave up trying and quit! When the cover of Can Number One was taken off, there was a big dead bullfrog. He was Dukhiram.
The same conditions existed in Can Number Two and the frog said to himself: “Well, I can’t lift off the caver because it’s too heavy. I cannot drill a hole to save myself, but from Father Neptune there is one thing I learned to do in liquids and that is to swim.’’ So, he swam, and swam, and swam, and churned a lump of butter and sat on it, and when the cover was lifted off, out he jumped. He was Sukhiram.
So the winner never quits and the quitter never wins! There lived an old man with a rowboat who ferried passengers across a mile-wide river for ten paise. Asked “How many times in a day do you do this?” he said, “As many times as I can because the more I go, the more I get. And if I don’t go, I don’t get.”