If- by Rudyard Kipling: How to be Man in 288 words


Boys today grow up deprived of basic guidance on how to be a virtuous man. This deficiency becomes a life long fountain of suffering. The ANTIDOTE is a timeless poem.



And here it is recited by Sir Michael Caine


If you want to read more, I recommend the following books:
Kipling: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)
  • If- is included in this book as well as about 100 other poems

The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson, the Inspiration for...

  • This is the biography of the MAN that inspired Kipling’s poem!


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