If you can keep your Head when All about You Are losing theirs!..Day 14

If you can keep your Head when All about You Are losing theirs!..Day 14

Rudyard Kipling 1

“If” 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,
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:

Rudyard Kipling lose on turn of a card

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all 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!

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

I hope this has inspired you – I often turn to it when I feel down because it is so uplifting!

I am also very proud to walk in the steps of Rudyard Kipling who was a student here at the United Services College in Westward Ho! from 1878 for a few years. Today, it is now a block of flats whilst “more or less” retaining its charm and personality! I will give you a short history on the College in the next blog.

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10 Responses to If you can keep your Head when All about You Are losing theirs!..Day 14

  1. These are brilliant words John and can understand why you turn to them when you are feeling down. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. John, you know words are impactful when they are still pertinent 100 years after the writer put pen to paper.
    Thank you for reminding me of this great poem!
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  3. Great sentiments John. Thank you for sharing. More inspiration for my office wall!
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  4. John, As Agnes said Words are definitely impactful when they are still pertinent 100 years later. I wonder what words will still be around from today in 100 years. That skill of words like Kipling had is so undervalued these days.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
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  5. Joyce says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve read this. Thanks for bringing it back.

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