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

  • Chad German (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

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  • Laurie Van Der Hart 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 Augustus Mutebesi Billy (8/10/2016 1:38:00 AM)

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

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (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

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

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

  • Varun Kumar (7/14/2016 2:00:00 AM)

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

  • Lez Howard (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 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

  • Elizabeth Bloomfield Elizabeth Bloomfield (7/2/2016 11:03:00 PM)

    Beautifully written! (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (7/2/2016 7:44:00 PM)

    Impressive because it is instructive for all. (Report) Reply

  • Chandana NC (7/2/2016 1:09:00 PM)

    Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Dorothy Matthews (6/12/2016 10:47:00 AM)

    Wish our current politicians would read and follow then the name calling and nastiness on both sides would disappear and the needs of the Country would become important once more. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (6/6/2016 11:49:00 PM)

    If only more Fathers raised their sons in this vein... I do believe David and Solomon would have backed these as wise sayings good and true. Kipling knew how to get his point across and do it with style not a self-righteous smirk. (Report) Reply

  • Sophie Woo (6/2/2016 7:15:00 AM)

    This is one of my best poems because it reminds me of my dear grandfather who borders on that kind of man in this poem. (Report) Reply

  • mahesh kumar (5/31/2016 10:50:00 AM)

    Gud (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos Alem Hailu G/kristos (5/20/2016 1:17:00 AM)

    It shows poetry serves to convey key messages! (Report) Reply

  • Glenn Frederick Baker (5/10/2016 3:46:00 AM)

    It's an old favorite especially among MPs they love the line about 'keeping your head '. It reaches for a perfection of character which is almost beyond reach for mere mortals. What a stark contrast between this poem and Ganga Din (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Patty Melissa Patty (4/23/2016 6:23:00 PM)

    Absolutely a joy to read! (Report) Reply










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