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

  • (6/15/2019 4:26:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorite poems. It has so much wisdom. I give it to high school and college graduates to inspire them to reach the fortitude of character this poem depicts. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/8/2019 11:40:00 AM)

    Rudyard Kipling's poem, i must have read at least thousand times, because my father who was a voracious reader had framed this poem and kept it on the study table, Every day i would look at it and read it.
    For me this is an unforgettable poem that has a lot of old memories of my younger days.....A full score
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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/8/2019 11:35:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem - 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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  • Louemile Rosch Mangulabnan (5/28/2019 3:19:00 AM)

    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!
    Rudyard Kipling
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  • (5/26/2019 11:01:00 AM)

    The first time I heard this the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Particularly the stanza about Being you own man. (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (5/25/2019 11:49:00 PM)

    great.................................................................................great....................................................great (Report)Reply

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  • (5/5/2019 12:36:00 PM)

    This was my graduation class's poem/send off for 1978 (Report)Reply

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  • (5/2/2019 12:57:00 AM)

    A little bit detached and mean and regarding a kind of emotionless as a virtue, but otherwise a formula that makes sense to the unexpected complexities, difficulties, and disappointments of life -and people and how some are wonderful but some are terrible. Very Wize! But sad we have to be so objective and detached. I know being so means missing out on some true feelings and experiences. A kind of emptiness. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/2/2019 12:56:00 AM)

    A little bit detached and mean and regarding a kind of emotionless as a virtue, but otherwise a formula that makes sense to the unexpected complexities, difficulties, and disappointments of life -and people and how some are wonderful but some are terrible. Very Wize! But sad we have to be so objective and detached. I know being so means missing out on some true feelings and experiences. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/26/2019 4:01:00 AM)

    this is really nice poetry and very very nice (Report)Reply

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  • (3/13/2019 11:13:00 PM)

    Great poem, great lesson. (Report)Reply

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  • Nicole Settimi (3/5/2019 12:13:00 PM)

    'If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same: ' - Favorite lines. " those two impostors just the same, " is such a clever, clever line. I just love it.

    Xx NDS
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  • (2/24/2019 5:52:00 PM)

    looking for handsome men (Report)Reply

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  • (2/24/2019 4:02:00 PM)

    Inspirational man, I want to be a man too. (Report)Reply

    (3/4/2019 5:22:00 PM)

    yum yum yummy.
    put it in my tummy.

    (2/24/2019 5:47:00 PM)

    Then get surgery

    (2/24/2019 4:07:00 PM)

    you should get surgery then

    (2/24/2019 4:07:00 PM)

    Yeah, he is really cool 😎

    (2/24/2019 4:05:00 PM)

    He is so true. This guy is inspirational

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  • (2/17/2019 1:21:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem. Keep on writing the poems (Report)Reply

    (3/4/2019 5:24:00 PM)

    i disagree with your comment

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  • (2/14/2019 1:39:00 PM)

    I 💘love it, it's nice and makes sense, it should be read to people with disabilities and high self esteem.💝 (Report)Reply

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  • (2/8/2019 9:41:00 AM)

    i hate it it isnt that good. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/3/2019 11:28:00 AM)

    I heard this poem, at least on the first and last part, by Big Smoke on GTA San Andreas (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (1/26/2019 1:58:00 AM)

    This is a poem that should be read to our sons...A way of life, indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/11/2019 10:43:00 PM)

    I learned this poem when I was 8 years old in the fourth grade in 1943,
    I have never forgotten it and my love of poetry wa
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