He became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. “The Commandment” is one of Rudyard Kipling's best poems. It was published in 1910 in American Magazine, and immediately gained immense popularity.
Rudyard Kipling - British writer, poet, author of the immortal "The Book of the Jungle" and "Kim". In his homeland became popular thanks to his insightful poems.
The “commandment” is a kind of farewell to Kipling, optimistic and life-affirming. Just a few paragraphs, he told how to live. And although the appeal in him is directed to the male sex (“Then, my son, you will be a Man!”), It is useful for all of us to learn it by heart! After all, each line of this work can become a personal motto.
"Commandment", Rudyard Kipling
- Control yourself among a crowd of confused,
You who swear by the confusion of all.
Believe in yourself against the universe
And unbelieving let their sin.
- Let the hour not break, wait, not getting tired,
Let the liars lie, do not condescend to them.
Be able to forgive and not seem to forgive
Generous and wiser than others.
- Know how to dream without becoming a slave to a dream
And to think, thoughts are not deified.
Equally meet the success and scold,
Not forgetting that their voice is deceitful.
- Stay quiet when your same word
Crippling a trick to catch fools
When all life is destroyed and again
You have to recreate everything from the basics.
- Be able to put in joyful hope
Ha map everything that has accumulated c,
Bce lose and become a beggar
And never regret about that.
- Be able to force the heart, nerves, body
You serve when in your chest
Everything has long been empty, everything burned
And only Will says: “Go!”
- Stay simple, talking with kings,
Be honest talking to the crowd.
Be direct and firm with enemies and friends.