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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 could 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've

given your life to broken and stoop and

build them 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 60

seconds worth of distance run yours is

the world and everything that's in it

and which is more you'll be a man my son


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