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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

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

But make allowance for their doubting too
If you can wait and not be bored by waiting

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies

Or being hated, don’t give room for hating and yet don’t look too good nor take too wise

If you can dream and not make dreams your master

If you can think and not make thoughts your aim

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

 And treat those two impostors just the same

If you can bear to know the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by the knaves to trap for fools

Or watch the things you serve your life be broken

And stoop and build them with worn-out tool

If you can make one heap and your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss
And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

 To server your turn long after they are gone

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the will which say to them ‘Hold On’

If you can walk with crowds and keep your virtue

 And 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 to meet

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With 6o sec worth of distance run

Yours is the earth and every that’s in it

And which is more-you’ll be a Man, my son! 


taken from SaFiy iSkandAr’s blog: http://penaklukcinta.blogspot.com


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