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This poem is considered one of the most inspirational guidelines on how to live and act with integrity and develop a winning strategy throughout life, and the poem has garnered much attention in popular culture. The 4 stanzas each deal with different life situations and the best way to overcome the obstacles presented -- and these lines in particular, “If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.”, hang in the tennis player’s entrance at Centre Court Wimbledon in England. They are meant to inspire the players to maintain a good attitude-- win or lose. While Kipling wrote poetry, novels, and articles, he is most notably known for his collection of short stories called The Jungle Book, which he wrote in 1894. A British writer, Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. ( ~ Summary by Michele Fry) (1 hr 4 min)

Chapters

IF - Read by ADR 1:56 Read by April6090
IF - Read by AGC 2:37 Read by Angelique G. Campbell
IF - Read by BK 2:39 Read by Bruce Kachuk
IF - Read by BLT 1:57 Read by Beth Thomas
IF - Read by EBL 2:11 Read by Erin B. Lillis
IF - Read by EC 2:25 Read by Ellies
IF - Read by EL 2:34 Read by Newgatenovelist
IF - Read by ERS 2:02 Read by Eva Staes
IF - Read by FEN 2:43 Read by Fenman
IF - Read by FH 2:07 Read by Foon
IF - Read by GB 2:33 Read by Garth Burton
IF - Read by GG 2:34 Read by Greg Giordano
IF - Read by GRS 2:03 Read by Graham Scott
IF - Read by IK 2:20 Read by Ian King
IF - Read by KG 2:21 Read by K.G.Cross
IF - Read by LCW 2:00 Read by Larry Wilson
IF - Read by MAF 2:12 Read by Michael Fassio
IF - Read by MB 2:26 Read by Matthew M. Benzing
IF - Read by MPE 2:08 Read by Mark Ernest
IF - Read by MTF 2:19 Read by Michele Fry
IF - Read by ND 2:05 Read by Nan Dodge
IF - Read by NR 2:04 Read by Nemo
IF - Read by PC 2:08 Read by Phil Chenevert
IF - Read by RAJ 2:20 Read by RajVO
IF - Read by SWS 2:36 Read by Scotty Smith
IF - Read by TP 2:28 Read by Tomas Peter
IIF - Read by VB 2:30 Read by tovarisch
IF - Read by WJ 2:16 Read by William Allan Jones