Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Walter D. Wintle
If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you dont. If youd like to win, but think you cant, Its almost a cinch you wont. If you think youll lose, youre lost, For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellows will; Its all in the state of mind.
If you think youre outclassed, you are; Youve got to think high to rise. Youve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Lifes battles dont always go To the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can.
WALTER D. WINTLE, The Man Who Thinks He Can.Poems That Live Forever, comp. Hazel Felleman, p. 310 (1965).