Tuesday, March 1, 2011

IF 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,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk 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 hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all 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 serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

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;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
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!

there is more where it came from..


  1. oooooh I thought I lost you my sole commentator.. sooooo glad to see you.. :):)
    and litlle late rudyard mast be glad too.. :):)
    a very good night :):)

  2. I never get lost.
    I just.. vanish, for short -or longer- time intervals.


  3. I thought I saw you long faced.. and distant.. I hope I'm rong.. :):)

  4. Sometimes I do get long-faced, but ah well...
    I usually decide to leave it behind - till, of course, it gets too much to do.

  5. Life is very short
    And there's no time
    For fussing and fighting
    my friend.. :):)

  6. I don't fuss or fight.. I just walk away :)

  7. haha we can work it out.. is the title of the song.. :):)

  8. You've got to love songs taken from life, right..?

  9. who me? put the blame on beatles..:):)
    (I never witnesed it in real life) :):)

  10. Me neither.. that's why my comment had a sarcastic note..

  11. haha maybe sarcasm is the natural reaction to stupidity.. but I'm trying to work everything out.. before leaving :):)

  12. Just to make it clear, I wasn't being sarcastic to *you*.. just a general comment.

  13. haha I don't concider myself stupid (who does?).. and all these smiles should worn you.. I'm in good mood.. and not at all touchy.. feel free to be as sarcastic as you please.. :):)

  14. Nah, no more sarcasm for today, I have a post to finish - been typing and thinking about it for almost an hour - so I'm rather tired.. more sarcasm tomorrow, I promise.

  15. so are you to post?? is been a while.. I'm waiting.. for the post.. and some addistinal sarcasm as well.. :):)

  16. It's not my thoughts actually; it's from one of my most favorite books.. and it's up, you can go read. I know it's been a while, I just wasn't in the mood, nor had the time, for posting.

    Concerning the sarcasm, you'll have to wait, I'm already tucked in under my blanket, waiting for Morpheus to come and take me with him..

    So, once more, goodnight..

  17. ok I'll go tomorrow to pay my respect.. as for the sarcasm.. I don't hold my breath.. :):)
    huppy dreams :):)