Let your choice be the right in life. Own translation of A. Kunanbayev verse
Let your choice be the right in life,
Being talented you may be proud;
Be a brickhard in all your strives -
Whatever may dreams be about.
Running far – may you see WHERE TO,
If you follow – be sure WHOM;
Will and reason may lead you too,
Holy justice may be your doom!
You’re alive if you have clear mind,
Neither kindness nor truth will stay;
Always fire ahead – ice behind
And to trouble escape there’s no way.
Hold the greedy rush always back,
Never seek for appraise – just watch;
Hide the drawbacks in empty sack -
Struggling winner in modest lodge.
Being boastful of brilliant life
Never dream you can others beat -
People, envious in their strive -
Will just knock you down your feet.
Boldly step, may your foot be firm;
All your strives will not pass away;
Words, that teach to survive in a storm-
Will give sprouts in ground - like grain.