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Rudyard Kipling Quotes

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Rudyard Kipling
December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.


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


It's clever, but is it Art?


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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