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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 dont deal in lies Or being hated dont give way to hating And yet dont 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 imposters just the same If you can bear to hear the truth youve 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 wornout 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 breath 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 thats in it And - which is more - youll be a Man my sonRudyard Kiplings life style and writing are very interesting and itll be remembered for a long period of time much longer into the 20th century On December 30 1865 Rudyard Joseph
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