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Posted in Poetry, Quotes with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2008 by Ryan Sanford Smith

If (an excerpt from the poem by Rudyard Kipling)

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 worn-out tools;