Rudyard Kipling - Quotes

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I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son. ---->>>

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs. ---->>>

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves 'It's pretty, but is it Art?' ---->>>

He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. ---->>>

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets. ---->>>

A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. ---->>>

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier. ---->>>

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours. ---->>>

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. ---->>>

He travels the fastest who travels alone.

He travels the fastest who travels alone.

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. ---->>>

Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old. ---->>>

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. ---->>>

Everyone is more or less mad on one point. ---->>>

Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone. ---->>>

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. ---->>>

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. ---->>>

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. ---->>>

I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages. ---->>>

For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one. ---->>>

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!' ---->>>

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

It's clever, but is it Art? ---->>>

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! ---->>>

A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower. ---->>>

A people always ends by resembling its shadow. ---->>>

Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established. ---->>>

If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, mother o' mine o mother o' mine. ---->>>

And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: December 30, 1865
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Die: 01-18, 1936
Occupation: Writer
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yərd KIP-ling (rhotic) listen ; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) (wikipedia)