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Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

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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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  • Valentin Savin (2/26/2014 12:20:00 PM)

    Nice poem, good sayings. I fully agree with... don't look too good, nor talk to wise. Be natural and frank and people will follow you. (Report) Reply

  • Rouren Torres (1/3/2014 2:43:00 AM)

    I've never had anyone to read to me poems or stories. At least, none that don't have to do with school work. That's why I enjoy reading so much and will continue to do so until the sight that remains leaves my eyes. It's worth it if I get to read something as lovely as this. (Report) Reply

  • David L. Hatton (12/11/2013 5:34:00 PM)

    My love for poetry was transfused into my blood by a father who used to sit me on his knee and read me poems from his paperback copy of 101 Famous Poems. This one, Kipling's If, was one he quoted by heart. Years ago, it inspired my own If poem about pre- and post-marital fidelity. I will try to post it at some less busy season.... (Report) Reply

  • Marianne Soher (12/5/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    My very favorite poem. It carries not only litterary aesthetics but a wonderful message of sould greatness. (Report) Reply

  • Edna Kageye (11/25/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    My Daddy loved this poem and he used as success message to all his children at the time of candidate classes (were are nine)
    i appreciate the poem 'if' in this world we take the impossible as possible then life is worth living (Report) Reply

  • John Shea (11/12/2013 7:35:00 PM)

    If but a small word we live a lifetime of bliss. Life would be truly worth living..brief as it is..only If. (Report) Reply

  • Gulsher John (10/28/2013 11:53:00 PM)

    seems rephrased biblical verses...
    all didacted and dead versification
    if if
    so many if fffffffffffff; goshhh
    if i were a ballionier (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/23/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    If we could remember this all the time
    True ladies and gentlemen we would become
    In adversity no body would whimper or whine
    And this world would be His joyful kingdom..... (Report) Reply

  • Woke Dasu (9/20/2013 6:57:00 PM)

    my gf's aunt just got an awesome 6 month old Volkswagen Touareg by working parttime off of a pc. Read Full Report http: // (Report) Reply

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