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

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/21/2017 12:00:00 PM)


    Full of good advices..... (Report) Reply

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  • Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:49:00 PM)


    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2017 10:26:00 AM)


    Life is something uncertain and unknown , full of conditioins and crises to be applied and tackled intellectually to avail advantages. R K portrayട the various situations of human world where conditions apply and reap good yieldട. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2017 4:12:00 AM)


    Trust yourself when all doubt you. Yet pretend as if their doubt is correct and you believe that.Bear to hear your
    very own truth twisted by knaves. Machaivallian methods are rampant and is an art.Golden principle of living
    and dribbling in the difficult social situation. Good in personnel management and leadership training.
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  • Sandeep Dongre (3/30/2017 5:32:00 AM)


    'if' you want personality development classes, just read this poem out. A poem full of practical wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Plabita Bhaskar (3/27/2017 3:45:00 AM)


    A fountain of words flow from the mouth of a stream of wisdom. Nurturing life! ! ! I am so in love with this poetry. (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2017 3:22:00 AM)


    If poem is excellently written
    By giving the best admonition
    We are stunned by its wisdom
    And we are made fully better
    As our spirit is made to rise
    He does magic via words
    We must be grateful to him
    A great thinker and poet.
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  • (1/17/2017 3:06:00 AM)


    The poet dazzles in his admonition
    Apt words were used throughout
    Each word supports like a brick
    Our mind is filled with great awe

    He uses words with such a skill
    We find a Sky-like structure
    That stands to guide like God
    What a poem! What a musing!

    mvvenkataraman
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  • Zakir Hussain Haidary (1/6/2017 7:40:00 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:

    i have gone through few more of kipling, , they are charming and didactic
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  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 2:20:00 PM)

    tom allport
    so don't ever, ever, ever doubt it. (Report) Reply

  • (12/28/2016 6:45:00 AM)


    My fav (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2016 10:14:00 PM)


    Nice! (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2016 7:53:00 AM)


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

  • Olusola Francis (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



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