Vol. VI.—No. 20.
RALEIGH, N. C., MAY 16, 1912
One Dollar a Year.
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 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
Arid 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,
Axnd 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
So 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 the crowd 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.