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  1. 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.
  2. I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.
  3. Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
  4. The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
  5. This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.
  6. Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.
  7. Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?
  8. For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
  9. 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.
  10. A Time For Prayer "In times of war and not before, God and the soldier we adore. But in times of peace and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted." -Rudyard Kipling

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Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears. — Rudyard Kipling

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

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

Rudyard Kipling Short Quotes

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  • The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye.
  • Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget--lest we forget!
  • Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
  • Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.
  • Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.
  • God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
  • We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.
  • We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
  • This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.
  • No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.
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Rudyard Kipling Quotes On Love

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Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was-like eating an egg without salt. — Rudyard Kipling

There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin. — Rudyard Kipling

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. — Rudyard Kipling

If you hit a pony over the nose at the outset of your acquaintance, he may not love you but he will take a deep interest in your movements ever afterwards — Rudyard Kipling

Buy a pup and your money will buy Love unflinching that cannot lie. — Rudyard Kipling

Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent. — Rudyard Kipling

You must learn to forgive a man when he's in love. He's always a nuisance. — Rudyard Kipling

We have done with Hope and Honour. we are lost to Love and Truth, We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung; And the measure of our torment is the measure of our youth. God help us, for we knew the worst too young! — Rudyard Kipling

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! — Rudyard Kipling

Our hearts where they rocked our cradle, Our love where we spent our toil, And our faith, and our hope, and our honor, We pledge to our native soil. God gave all men all earth to love, But since our hearts are small, Ordained for each one spot should prove Beloved over all. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes On Life

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Not getting what you want either means you don't want it enough, or you have been dealing too long with the price you have to pay. — Rudyard Kipling

The wild hawk to the wind-swept sky The deer to the wholesome wold; And the heart of a man to the heart of a maid, As it was in the days of old. — Rudyard Kipling

The white moth to the closing vine, The bee to the open clover, And the Gypsy blood to the Gypsy blood Ever the wide world over. — Rudyard Kipling

Teach us delight in simple things, and mirth that has no bitter springs. — Rudyard Kipling

It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight. — Rudyard Kipling

I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards. — Rudyard Kipling

Sing, for faith and hope are high- None so true as you and I- Sing the Lovers' Litany: "Love like ours can never die!" — Rudyard Kipling

The heart of a man to the heart of a maid- Light of my tents, be fleet- Morning awaits at the end of the world, And the world is all at our feet. — Rudyard Kipling

The world is very lovely, and it's very horrible--and it doesn't care about your life or mine or anything else. — Rudyard Kipling

She is intensely human, and lives to look upon life. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes On Death

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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

I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. The deaths ye died I have watched beside And the lives ye led were mine. — Rudyard Kipling

I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers. — Rudyard Kipling

'E's all'ot sand an' ginger when alive, An''e's generally shammin' when'e's dead. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes On War

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War is an ill thing, as I surely know. But 'twould be an ill world for weaponless dreamers if evil men were not now and then slain. — Rudyard Kipling

If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied. — Rudyard Kipling

Four things greater than all things are,Women and Horses and Power and War. — Rudyard Kipling

And the talk slid north, and the talk slid south With the sliding puffs from the hookah-mouth; Four things greater than all things are Women and Horses and Power and War. — Rudyard Kipling

However the world pretends to divide itself, there are only two divisions in the world today - human beings and Germans. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes On People

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All good people agree, And all good people say, All nice people, like Us, are We And every one else is They: But if you cross over the sea, Instead of over the way, You may end by (think of it!) looking on We As only a sort of They! — Rudyard Kipling

A people always ends by resembling its shadow. — Rudyard Kipling

All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They. — Rudyard Kipling

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

There aren't twelve-hundred people in the world who understand pictures. The others pretend and don't care. — Rudyard Kipling

You may have noticed that many religious people are deeply suspicious. They seem — Rudyard Kipling

Many religious people are deeply suspicious. They seem, for purely religious purposes, of course, to know more about iniquity than the unregenerate. — Rudyard Kipling

After violent emotion most people and all boys demand food. — Rudyard Kipling

Nations have passed away and left no traces, And history gives the naked cause of it - One single simple reason in all cases; They fell because their peoples were not fit. — Rudyard Kipling

No doubt but ye are the People - absolute, strong and wise; Whatever your hear has desired ye have not withheld from your eyes. On your own heads, in your own hands, the sin and the saving lies! — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes On Heart

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He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart. — Rudyard Kipling

A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, Manling. — Rudyard Kipling

Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. — Rudyard Kipling

Smells are surer than sounds or sights To make your heartstrings crack. — Rudyard Kipling

Still stands thine ancient sacrifice - An humble and a contrite heart. — Rudyard Kipling

What is a woman that you forsake her, And the hearth-fire and the home-acre, To go with the old grey Widow-maker? — Rudyard Kipling

It was the forty-fathom slumber that clears the soul and eye and heart, and sends you to breakfast ravening. — Rudyard Kipling

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? — Rudyard Kipling

Go softly by that river side Or when you would depart, You'll find its every winding tied; And knotted round your heart. — Rudyard Kipling

Like the destroyer, the submarine has created its own type of officer and man with language and traditions apart from the rest of the service, and yet at the heart unchangingly of the Service — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes On Trouble

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Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours. — Rudyard Kipling

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble. — Rudyard Kipling

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes On World

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More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies. — Rudyard Kipling

I have seen something of this world," she said over the trays, "and there are but two sorts of women in it-- those who take the strength out of a man, and those who put it back. Once I was that one, and now I am this. — Rudyard Kipling

All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world: those that stay at home and those that do not. — Rudyard Kipling

Good luck go with you, O Chief of the Wolves. And good luck and strong white teeth go with noble children that they may never forget the hungry in this world. — Rudyard Kipling

When man has come to the Turnstiles of Night, all the creeds in the world seem to him wonderfully alike and colorless. — 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. — Rudyard Kipling

Fiction is Truth's elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story. — Rudyard Kipling

It'is like a book, I think, this bloomin' world. — Rudyard Kipling

When young lips have drunk deep of the bitter waters of hate, suspicion and despair, all the love in the world will not wholly take away that knowledge. Though it may turn darkened eyes for a while to the light, and teach faith where no faith was. — Rudyard Kipling

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins, when all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Famous Quotes And Sayings

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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

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

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Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears. — Rudyard Kipling

The tumalt and shouting dies, The captains and the kings depart. Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heat. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget. — Rudyard Kipling

If you can meet success and failure and treat them both as impostors, then you are a balanced man, my son. — Rudyard Kipling

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

If you can wait and not be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies. Or being hated, don't give way to hating, and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. — 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. — Rudyard Kipling

San Francisco has only one drawback—‘tis hard to leave. — Rudyard Kipling

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. — Rudyard Kipling

When the Man waked up he said, 'What is Wild Dog doing here?' And the Woman said, 'His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.' — Rudyard Kipling

The Guns, Thank God, The Guns. — Rudyard Kipling

Believe the best of everybody. — Rudyard Kipling

A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. — Rudyard Kipling

Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink. — 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! — Rudyard Kipling

When a crew and a captain understand each other to the core, it takes a gale, and more than a gale, to put their ship ashore. — Rudyard Kipling

...he will be our friend for always and always and always. — Rudyard Kipling

Payday came and with it beer — Rudyard Kipling

We're poor little lambs who've lost our way, Baa! Baa! Baa! We're little black sheep who've gone astray, Baa-aa-aa! Gentlemen-rankers out on the spree, Damned from here to Eternity, God ha' mercy on such as we, Baa! Yah! Bah! — Rudyard Kipling

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. — Rudyard Kipling

Meddling with another man's folly is always thankless work. — Rudyard Kipling

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

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

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. — Rudyard Kipling

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. — Rudyard Kipling

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. — Rudyard Kipling

Let it be clearly understood that the Russian is a delightful person till he tucks in his shirt. As an Oriental he is charming. It is only when he insists on being treated as the most easterly of western peoples instead of the most westerly of easterns that he becomes a racial anomaly extremely difficult to handle. — Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;! — Rudyard Kipling

(An unhappy childhood was not) an unsuitable preparation for my future, in that it demanded a constant wariness, the habit of observation, and the attendance on moods and tempers; the noting of discrepancies between speech and action; a certain reserve of demeanour; and automatic suspicion of sudden favours. — Rudyard Kipling

Also, we will make promise. So long as The Blood endures, I shall know that your good is mine: ye shall feel that my strength is yours: In the day of Armageddon, at the last great fight of all, That Our House stand together and the pillars do not fall. — Rudyard Kipling

We had a kettle; we let it leak: Our not repairing made it worse. We haven't had any tea for a week... The bottom is out of the Universe. — Rudyard Kipling

There are gems of wondrous brightness Ofttimes lying at our feet, And we pass them, walking thoughtless, Down the busy, crowded street. If we knew, our pace would slacken, We would step more oft with care, Lest our careless feet be treading To the earth some jewel rare. — Rudyard Kipling

We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parents twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil whoops, as he whooped of old; It's clever, but is it art? — Rudyard Kipling

He travels the fastest who travels alone. — Rudyard Kipling

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same. — Rudyard Kipling

For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one. — Rudyard Kipling

Funny how the new things are the old things. — Rudyard Kipling

And what should they know of England who only England know? — Rudyard Kipling

I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who. — Rudyard Kipling

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. — Rudyard Kipling

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. — Rudyard Kipling

Never praise a sister to a sister, in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears, and so preparing the way for you later on. Sisters are women first, and sisters afterwards; and you will find that you do yourself harm. — Rudyard Kipling

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. — Rudyard Kipling

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all, By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul; But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: 'If you don't work you die.' — Rudyard Kipling

Delight in the little things. — Rudyard Kipling

It's clever, but is it Art? — Rudyard Kipling

Of all the trees that grow so fair Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun Than Oak, and Ash and Thorn. — Rudyard Kipling

The Navy is very old and very wise. — Rudyard Kipling

Yes, making mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep... For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that an' Chuck him out, the brute! But it's Saviour of his country, when the guns begins to shoot! — Rudyard Kipling

Never was isle so little, never was sea so lone, But over the scud and the palm-trees an English flag was flown. — Rudyard Kipling

Take up the White Man's burden -- send forth the best ye breed -- go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need. — Rudyard Kipling

Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own. — Rudyard Kipling

The American has no language, he has a dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forth — Rudyard Kipling

Any fool can waste, any fool can muddle, but it takes something of a man to save, and the more he saves the more of a man does it make of him. — Rudyard Kipling

The python dropped his head lightly for a moment on Mowgli's shoulders. "A brave heart and a courteous tongue," said he. "They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling. But now go hence quickly with thy friends. Go and sleep, for the moon sets and what follows it is not well that thou shouldst see. — Rudyard Kipling

Ship me somewhere east of Suez, where the best is like the worst, Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raisea thirst. — Rudyard Kipling

At two o'clock in the morning, if you open your window and listen, You will hear the feet of the Wind that is going to call the sun. And the trees in the Shadow rustle and the trees in the moonlight glisten, And though it is deep, dark night, you feel that the night is done. — Rudyard Kipling

You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping. — Rudyard Kipling

When Earth's last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it lie down for an aeon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew! — Rudyard Kipling

Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old. — Rudyard Kipling

One half of my head, from the top of my skull to the cleft of my jaw, hammers, bangs, sizzles while the other half, serene and content, looks on at the agony next door. — Rudyard Kipling

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. — Rudyard Kipling

As the dawn comes up like thunder. — Rudyard Kipling

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. — Rudyard Kipling

Life Lessons by Rudyard Kipling

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  1. Rudyard Kipling taught the importance of hard work and perseverance, often emphasizing that success is earned through dedication and effort.
  2. He also believed that one should strive to be humble and accept failure as part of the learning process.
  3. Finally, Kipling believed that it is important to be kind and generous to others, and to always strive to make the world a better place.

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