(by R. Kipling)
A. If you can keep your head
when all about you are losing theirs
and blaming it on you.
B. If you can dream
and not make dreams your master.
C. If you can think
and not make thoughts your aim.
D. If you can meet with triumph and disaster
and treat those two imposters just the same.
D. If you can talk with crawds
and keep your virtue.
E. If neither foes nor loving friends
can hurt you.
F. If all men count with you,
but none too much.
G. If you can fill the unforgiving minute
with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.
Yours is the Earth
and everything that's on it!