Rudyard Kipling Poems

“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; “

- From: If by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Poems

 

Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907. His most popular books include Jungle Book and Just so Stories. Rudyard Kipling most famous poems include If, The Ballad of East and West and Gunga Din. Rudyard Kipling was widely considered to be the unofficial Poet Laureate, although he never officially accepted this title.

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