Rudyard Kipling If You Can Keep Your Head When...


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Rudyard Kipling in If

“If you can keep your head when all about you \n Are losing theirs and
\ blaming it on you, \nIf you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,\n But
\ make allowance for their doubting too; \nIf you can wait and not be tired by
\ waiting,\n Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,\nOr being hated, don’t
\ give way to hating,\n And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:\n \n
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; \n If you can think—and not
\ make thoughts your aim; \nIf you can meet with Triumph and Disaster\n And
\ treat those two impostors just the same; \nIf you can bear to hear the truth
\ you’ve spoken\n Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,\nOr watch the things
\ you gave your life to, broken,\n And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:\n
\ \nIf you can make one heap of all your winnings\n And risk it on one turn of
\ pitch-and-toss,\nAnd lose, and start again at your beginnings\n And never breathe
\ a word about your loss;\nIf you can force your heart and nerve and sinew\n
\ To serve your turn long after they are gone, \nAnd so hold on when there is nothing
\ in you\n Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’\n \nIf you can talk
\ with crowds and keep your virtue, \n Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common
\ touch,\nIf neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,\n If all men count
\ with you, but none too much;\nIf you can fill the unforgiving minute\n With
\ sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, \nYours is the Earth and everything that’s
\ in it, \n And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”

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