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I didn’t write this, but I thought it was was a poem everyone should read.
Disclaimer: I take no credit for this! The copyright does not belong to me!


    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Comments (6)


1042 days ago
And they’re my quizzes too!Hahaha
1042 days ago
Lol, yeah your right Alienfreak#1 XD
1043 days ago
Rudyard Kipling did!!!!!!!!
Thank you very much for commenting,it means a lot to me.
1043 days ago
Oh, hi Lemony Willow! You and I keep ending up on the same quizzes! Great minds think alik XD....
1043 days ago
THIS IS GREAT!!! I.wish I could write like this. Who originally wrote it?
1045 days ago
This is a good poem, I feel like I've read it before do you remember where you got it?