rudyard kipling Quotes

Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.
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— Rudyard Kipling
He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart.
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— Rudyard Kipling
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
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— Rudyard Kipling
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees, So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray For the Glory of the Garden, that it may not pass away!
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— Rudyard Kipling
No printed word, nor spoken plea can teach young minds what they should be. Not all the books on all the shelves - but what the teachers are themselves.
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— Rudyard Kipling
The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye.
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— Rudyard Kipling
O it's Tommy this, and Tommy that, and Tommy 'ow's your soul/But it's thin red line of heroes when the drums begin to roll.
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— Rudyard Kipling
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
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— Rudyard Kipling
There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.
— Rudyard Kipling
A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition
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— Rudyard Kipling
Now this is the Law of the Jungle - as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back - For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
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— Rudyard Kipling
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Beware of overconcern for money, or position, or glory. Someday you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are.
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— Rudyard Kipling
I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.
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— Rudyard Kipling
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.
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— Rudyard Kipling
This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.
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— Rudyard Kipling
If you can walk with the crowd and keep your virtue, or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run- Yours is the earth and everything that's in it, And-which is more-you'll be a man my son.
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— Rudyard Kipling
All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago
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— Rudyard Kipling
If you can wait, and not be tired by waiting ... if you can dream, and not make dreams your master; if you can think, and not make thoughts your aim; if you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same; ... yours is the earth and everything that's in it ...
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— Rudyard Kipling
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.
— Rudyard Kipling
Believe the best of everybody.
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— Rudyard Kipling
All the money in the world is no use to a man or his country if he spends it as fast as he makes it. All he has left is his bills and the reputation for being a fool.
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— Rudyard Kipling
A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Politics are not my concern.... They impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own.
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— Rudyard Kipling
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
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— Rudyard Kipling
If you do not get what you want, it is a sure sign that you did not seriously want it.
— Rudyard Kipling
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
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— Rudyard Kipling
Those who only know England know not England.
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— Rudyard Kipling
All gods have good points, just as have all priests. Personally, I attach much importance to Hanuman , and am kind to his people the great gray apes of the hills. One never knows when one may want a friend.
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— Rudyard Kipling
There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and woman to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers & Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
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— Rudyard Kipling
If you can meet success and failure and treat them both as impostors, then you are a balanced man, my son.
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— Rudyard Kipling
I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.
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— Rudyard Kipling
The American has no language, he has a dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forth
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— Rudyard Kipling
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same.
— Rudyard Kipling