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

  • (12/6/2016 7:53:00 AM)


    'If' but how? v.thought provoking. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/5/2016 3:02:00 PM)


    one of the best have read in life, love it so much (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2016 6:05:00 AM)


    Rudyard Kipling's 'IF' has become something of a daily mantra. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2016 5:15:00 AM)


    The poem is nice. We have honest ourself. (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2016 12:09:00 AM)


    This is my favorite poem, truly touching as well as inspiring especially for us teenagers. (Report) Reply

  • Earnest Gatuma (11/6/2016 1:45:00 PM)


    This poem is definitely wonderful, I love the theme it works under....so perfectly put! (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2016 11:40:00 AM)


    Larry. This poem If by R Kipling hS always been something I liked and strive to live by. I have not done it so well in all times. It certainly applies now. I have revisited it and shared with Lyn. If you have not read it lately you might enjoy it. And it might bring a smile. Ernest (Report) Reply

  • Nikki Jo (10/29/2016 9:28:00 AM)


    One of my favourite poems !! :-) :-) :-) :-) its so inspiring ! (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2016 5:52:00 PM)


    Simply Brilliant! All I can say. My sons have to have this. (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (8/28/2016 4:59:00 PM)


    A poem of much inspiration and wisdom.....should be read by all. (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2016 12:58:00 AM)


    My father just passed and would tell me the first part of this poem when i was a hot headed teen. I looked the peom up and was so surprised it was what i needed to hear. This poem fit my dad to a T (Report) Reply

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (8/14/2016 4:36:00 AM)


    Still inspiring after all these years. It encourages me to keep going in what I know to be right, but isn't appreciated by so many around me. And I'm just a woman... (Report) Reply

  • Augustus Mutebesi Billy (8/10/2016 1:38:00 AM)


    I think that this is the greatest poem of all time!!! (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2016 5:41:00 AM)


    If and when dealt with deftly to elaborate manifestations of utopian possibilities.. (Report) Reply

  • Francis Saah (8/3/2016 9:38:00 AM)


    Only the ideal person on earth can be or do all that! Inspiring advice for all, young and old. (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2016 12:51:00 AM)


    I love the poem very well penned! It is a detailed instuctions on how we shall observe dealing with our fellowman. A must read poem! (Report) Reply

  • Fathima Usman (7/25/2016 7:36:00 AM)


    Every employed person must read this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2016 2:00:00 AM)


    Plz send the summary of the above written poem? (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2016 3:53:00 AM)


    HMS Ganges RN Boys training School Shotley, Had this poem painted on the Gym main hall wall, Many times have I read this poem With the other thousands of Ratings under training A poem I will always admire and never forget (Report) Reply

  • Poornima  Thapa (7/5/2016 8:43:00 AM)


    This is one of my favourite poem of Rudyard Kipling. Very Inspiring and motivating. I wish we all could be like this. Its a benchmark of humanity for all of us... (Report) Reply



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