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Old 03-26-2010, 02:51 AM   #1
Céline
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Terra " Project avalon researcher"

You are not often here...you do not post often either... so after reading this...from your signature, i felt compelled to share with all.

Thank you Terra


IF.....


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 impostors 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:

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 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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Old 03-26-2010, 07:38 AM   #2
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Very thought provoking Celine... I enjoyed reading that.

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Old 03-26-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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Something for all to aspire to.

I am not sure who the author is
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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Something for all to aspire to.

I am not sure who the author is
It's from Rudjard Kipling Céline ... a very wise poem indeed.



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Old 03-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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Thank you mudra.

Yes , it is something i am going to write out my hand and give to my son
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