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

  • (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

  • (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



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