Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

If - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

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,
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Comments about If by Rudyard Kipling

  • Silver Star - 4,395 Points Manonton Dalan (11/26/2015 8:43:00 AM)

    superb advise for anybody.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 48 Points Ara Asra (11/25/2015 10:46:00 AM)

    This poem was used in literature textbook during mu school days. It opened my eyes to see at more broader horizon. So inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,665 Points Shah Surja (11/25/2015 5:57:00 AM)

    'If you can dream- -and not make
    dreams your master;
    If you can think- -and not make
    thoughts your aim, ' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 269 Points Alex Sarich (11/24/2015 2:44:00 PM)

    so inspirational and real. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 78 Points Margarita Serova (11/20/2015 2:37:00 AM)

    When I read this poem for the first time in Russian (my mother language) , my emotions were just like OH MY GOD. It changed my life and my view at some things completely. It made me so strong. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points Jim Duff (11/22/2015 6:27:00 PM)

    a magnificent poem...if followed, would lead to a satisfied life and peace of mind... Do what is right, no matter the contrary winds of passing opinion.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,670 Points Anitah Muwanguzi (11/19/2015 5:33:00 AM)

    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!

    the wellspring of wisdom in this poem is refreshing and quite daunting. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 473 Points Walter Dapliyan (11/16/2015 8:54:00 PM)

    If wisdom in this poem I can gather
    And put to practice each day
    If I let this poem guide my way
    Will I be a Man, my father? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Saleem Thathvamasi (11/2/2015 2:45:00 PM)

    Inspiring (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 866 Points Hadil Diaf (11/1/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    Everytime i read these golden lines, i get surrounded by a great feeling of power of stregnth and a weird but yet comforting sensation gets through my body and thrills my soul, i love this poem and i adore the meanings it' hides behind every line, , (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 231 Points Vivek Mishra (10/27/2015 11:46:00 AM)

    If only and not more, comprehensive but very enjoyable :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 97 Points Patience Matsheba Tloubatla (10/25/2015 12:55:00 PM)

    This poem is so inspirational........i love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Todd Gibson (10/19/2015 1:00:00 AM)

    The older I get, the better this poem is. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points N Poojitha (9/19/2015 3:08:00 AM)


  • Rookie - 0 Points Bev Jones (9/17/2015 4:51:00 PM)

    I love this poem (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points Kimberly Deaville (10/2/2015 2:13:00 PM)

    Me too! :)

  • Rookie - 66 Points Baris Basar Oguzcan (9/10/2015 3:12:00 PM)

    Oh my lord this poem is sarcastic and sophisticated love it at first sight ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 866 Points Hadil Diaf (9/9/2015 1:25:00 PM)

    Just the words i needed in this dark day of mine, deep words.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 79 Points Onalethuso Petruss Buyile Ntema (9/9/2015 7:01:00 AM)

    relating well with this piece (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,416 Points Seema Jayaraman (9/8/2015 1:30:00 AM)

    so profound...I will need to read these words a few thousand times to even begin to comprehend! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 560 Points Elisavetio Elis Mita (9/4/2015 10:59:00 AM)

    Awe... The immortality in person... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 108 Points Prince Johnson (8/30/2015 8:21:00 AM)

    This is beautiful, amazingly superb (Report) Reply

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