Some resolutions and a prayer for the New Year

O powers that be, make me to observe and keep the rules of the game.
Help me not to cry for the moon.
Help me neither to offer nor to welcome cheap praise.
Give me always to be a good comrade.
Help me to win if I may win, but—and this O powers, especially—
if I may not win, make me a good loser.”
cricketer & maharaja