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    Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: travel  alone 
     
    Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: nature 
     
    He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: heart  world 
     
    We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: failure 
     
    An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: mother  pounds  worth 
     
    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!
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: work  god  pray  adam  garden 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: young  mind  book 
     
    The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: lies  eyes  garden 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: hero 
     
    God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: god  mother 
     
    There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: sin  ignorance 
     
    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
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men  book 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: law  true  die  strength 
     
    I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: believe 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men  care  poor  money 
     
    I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.
    — 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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men  world  son 
     
    This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: adventure  moment 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men  friends  hurt  earth  virtue  loving  son  worth 
     
    All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: freedom  father 
     
    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 ...
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: thoughts  earth  dreams 
     
    Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: fear  world  liar 
     
    Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men  work  energy 
     
    Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    Believe the best of everybody.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: believe 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men  world  money  fools 
     
    A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: people 
     
    Politics are not my concern.... They impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: dog  politics 
     
    Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: mother  daughter 
     
    The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
    — 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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: strength 
     
    Those who only know England know not England.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: england 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: people  friends  god 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men  women  heart  sorrow  giving  tears  dog 
     
    If you can meet success and failure and treat them both as impostors, then you are a balanced man, my son.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: failure  men  success  son 
     
    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.
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: men 
     
    The American has no language, he has a dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forth
    — Rudyard Kipling
    tags: language  american 
     
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same.
    — Rudyard Kipling
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    rudyard kipling
    Birth    : December 30, 1865
    Death  : January 18, 1936
    Occupation  : Writer