If (by Rudyard Kipling)

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Section 1

Question Answer
1. If you can keep your headwhen all about you
2. Are losing theirsand blaming it on you,
3. If you can trust yourselfwhen all men doubt you,
4. But make allowancefor their doubting too;
5. If you can waitand not be tired by waiting,
6. Or being lied about,don’t deal in lies,
7. Or being hated,don’t give way to hating,
8. And yet don’t = look too good, nor talk too wise:

Section 2

Question Answer
1. If you can dream —and not make dreams your master;
2. If you can think —and not make thoughts your aim;
3. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
4. And treat those two impostors just the same;
5. If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
6. Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
7. Or watch the thingsyou gave your life to, broken,
8. And stoopand build ’em up with worn-out tools:

Section 3

Question Answer
1. If you can make one heap of all your winnings
2. And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
3. And lose,and start again at your beginnings
4. And never breathe a word about your loss;
5. If you can forceyour heart and nerve and sinew
6. To serveyour turn long after they are gone,
7. And so hold onwhen there is nothing in you
8. Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

Section 4

Question Answer
1. If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
2. Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
3. If neither foesnor loving friends can hurt you,
4. If all men count with you, but none too much;
5. If you can fill the unforgiving minute
6. With sixty seconds’worth of distance run,
7. Yours is the Earthand everything that’s in it,
8. And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!