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IfIf 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, dont deal in lies, Or being hated dont give way to hating, And yet dont look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dreamand not make dreams your master; If you can thinkand not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same: If you can bear to hear the truth youve 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; 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 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 Kingsnor 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 thats in it, Andwhich is moreyoull be a Man, my son!
(by Rudyard Kipling)

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De poi s nu-i pierzi capul cnd toi din jurul tu i l-au pierdut pe-al lor, gsindu-i ie vin; De poi, atunci cnd toi te cred nedemn i ru, S nu-i pierzi niciodat ncrederea n tine; De poi s-atepi orict, fr s-i pierzi rbdarea; De rabzi s fii minit fr ca tu s mini; Sau cnd hulit de oameni, tu nu cu rzbunarea S vrei a le rspunde, dar nici cu rugmini; De poi visa, dar fr s te robeti visrii; De poi gndi, dar fr s-i faci din asta el; De poi s nu cazi prad nicicnd disperrii Succesul i dezastrul primindu-le lafel; De rabzi s-auzi cuvntul rostit cndva de tine, Rstlmcit de oameni, ciuntit i prefcut; De poi risca pe-o carte ntreaga ta avere i tot ce-ai strns o via s pierzi ntr-un minut i-atunci, fr a scoate o vorb de durere S-ncepi agoniseala cu calm, de la-nceput; i dac corpul tu, uzat i obosit, l vei putea fora s-i mai slujeasc nc; Numai cu strjnicia voinei tale, astfel S steie peste vremuri aa cum st o stnc; De poi vorbi mulimii fr s mini, i dac Te poi plimba cu regii fr-a te ngmfa; De nici amicii, nici dumanii nu pot vreun ru s-i fac, Pentru c doar dreptatea e cluza ta; i dac poi s umpli minuta cltoare, S nu pierzi nici o fil din al vieii tom, Al tu va fi pmntul cu tot ce e sub soare i ceea ce-i mai mult: vei fi om, copilul meu!
(de Rudyard Kipling) (for the English version please check the other side)