Thursday, June 10, 2010

Phrase of the day June 10th 2010

"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 away to hating And yet don't look too good nor talk to 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 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 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.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Hi There!

I came across your blog while searching for posts of the poem "If." A group of "If" enthusiasts, myself included, have started an online literary journal devoted to the ideals of the poem. It features fiction, poems, music and more. Would you be so kind as to consider putting a link back to our blog ( underneath your post of the poem on June 10, 2010? That way other "If" enthusiasts may find us after seeing the post on your blog.

Thank you so much!