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;

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 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

Alicia Redshaw

Related Posts

Celebr8 A Formal Affair Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Celebr8 A Formal Affair Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Working Man Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Working Man Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Midnight Stand-up Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Midnight Stand-up Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Couture Creations DT Reveal | Le Petit Jardin 40th Birthday Card

Couture Creations DT Reveal | Le Petit Jardin 40th Birthday Card

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hi, my name is Alicia Redshaw and I live in Gladstone, Queensland. I am married to the most amazing man, Quentin – who just happens to be my Business Partner too. We share four beautiful children, who are our reason for living the life we live. We own Scrapbook Fantasies and love that our lives are full of creativity and we get the opportunity to meet new people every day.

I Own, Design for & Teach at:

© 2008-2022 Alicia Redshaw

Please do not take, borrow or copy any of my images, files or content without my direct permission.