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-  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 imposters 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 wornout 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 breath 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!  
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