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Quotes by Rudyard Kipling

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Wikipedia Summary for Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yərd; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is seen as an innovator in the art of the short story. His children's books are classics; one critic noted "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."Kipling in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was among the United Kingdom's most popular writers. Henry James said "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, as the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and at 41, its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and several times for a knighthood, but declined both. Following his death in 1936, his ashes were interred at Poets' Corner, part of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed with the political and social climate of the age. The contrasting views of him continued for much of the 20th century. The White Man's Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands (1899) is a poem about the Philippine–American War (1899–1902), which exhorts the United States to assume colonial control of the Filipino people and their country. Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote:"[Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."

Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
Photo Credit: J Lee

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.


Quote: I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of green leaf tree on shore
Photo Credit: Todd Quackenbush

I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.


Quote: If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of brown mountain
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If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.


Quote: The female of the species is more deadly than the male. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: He wrapped himself in quotations as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: In the jungle, life and food depend on keeping your temper. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

In the jungle, life and food depend on keeping your temper.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Five and twenty ponies,   Trotting through the dark--   Brandy for the Parson,   'Baccy for the Clerk;   Laces for a lady, letters for a spy,   Watch the wall, my darling, while the   Gentlemen go by! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Five and twenty ponies, Trotting through the dark-- Brandy for the Parson, 'Baccy for the Clerk; Laces for a lady, letters for a spy, Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!


Quote: Cat said, 'I am not a friend, and I am not a servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself.' by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Cat said, 'I am not a friend, and I am not a servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself.'




Quote: All we have of freedom, all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

All we have of freedom, all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.


Quote: The elephant's a gentleman. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The elephant's a gentleman.


Quote: A fool there was and he made his prayer   (Even as you and I!)   To a rag and a bone and hank of hair   (We called her the woman who did not care)   But the fool he called her his lady fair--   (Even as you and I!). by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

A fool there was and he made his prayer (Even as you and I!) To a rag and a bone and hank of hair (We called her the woman who did not care) But the fool he called her his lady fair-- (Even as you and I!).


Quote: One learns more from a good scholar in a rage than from a score of lucid and laborious drudges. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

One learns more from a good scholar in a rage than from a score of lucid and laborious drudges.


Quote: All we have of freedom   All we use or know  This our fathers bought for us   Long and long ago. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago.


Quote: If you love me as I love you,   What knife can cut our love in two? by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

If you love me as I love you, What knife can cut our love in two?


Quote: Flowers are not made by singing Oh, how beautiful, and sitting in the shade. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: As swiftly as a reach of still water is crisped by the wind, the rock-strewn ridges and scrub-topped hills were troubled and alive with armed men. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

As swiftly as a reach of still water is crisped by the wind, the rock-strewn ridges and scrub-topped hills were troubled and alive with armed men.


Quote: By day the dipping house-flag and by night the rocket's trail. As the sheep that graze behind us so we know them where they hail. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

By day the dipping house-flag and by night the rocket's trail. As the sheep that graze behind us so we know them where they hail.


Quote: But, in the valley of the Gauri, men   Beneath the shadow of the big new dam,   Relate a foolish legend of the flood,   Accounting for the little loss of life. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

But, in the valley of the Gauri, men Beneath the shadow of the big new dam, Relate a foolish legend of the flood, Accounting for the little loss of life.


Quote: An ijjit grinnin' in a dream -- for shells an' parrakeets, An' walkin'-sticks o' carved bamboo an' blowfish stuffed an' dried -- Fillin' my bunk wi' rubbishry the Chief put overside. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

An ijjit grinnin' in a dream -- for shells an' parrakeets, An' walkin'-sticks o' carved bamboo an' blowfish stuffed an' dried -- Fillin' my bunk wi' rubbishry the Chief put overside.


Quote: Badly-treated children have a clear notion of what they are likely to get if they betray the secrets of a prison-house before they are clear of it. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Badly-treated children have a clear notion of what they are likely to get if they betray the secrets of a prison-house before they are clear of it.


Quote: There is no harm in a man's cub. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

There is no harm in a man's cub.




Quote: Fiction is Truth's elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: None of the Jungle People like being disturbed. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

None of the Jungle People like being disturbed.


Quote: And what should they know of England who only England know? by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

And what should they know of England who only England know?


Quote: His line was the jocundly-sentimental Wardour Street brand of adventure, told in a style that exactly met, but never exceeded, every expectation. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

His line was the jocundly-sentimental Wardour Street brand of adventure, told in a style that exactly met, but never exceeded, every expectation.


Quote: There aren't twelve-hundred people in the world who understand pictures. The others pretend and don't care. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: Let all who build beware The load, the shock, the pressure Material can bear. So, when the buckled girder Lets down the grinding span, The blame of loss, or murder, Is laid upon the man. Not on the Stuff -- the Man! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Let all who build beware The load, the shock, the pressure Material can bear. So, when the buckled girder Lets down the grinding span, The blame of loss, or murder, Is laid upon the man. Not on the Stuff -- the Man!


Quote: Delight in the little things. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Delight in the little things.


Quote: Yes, making mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Yes, making mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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!


Quote: For agony and spoil	 
 Of nations beat to dust,	
For poisoned air and tortured soil	
 And cold, commanded lust,	
And every secret woe	
 The shuddering waters saw--	 
Willed and fulfilled by high and low--	
 Let them relearn the Law. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

For agony and spoil
Of nations beat to dust,
For poisoned air and tortured soil
And cold, commanded lust,
And every secret woe
The shuddering waters saw--
Willed and fulfilled by high and low--
Let them relearn the Law.


Quote: This is the great world, and I am only Kim. Who is Kim?' He considered his own identity, a thing he had never done before, till his head swam. He was one insignificant person in all this roaring whirl of India, going southward to he knew not what fate. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

This is the great world, and I am only Kim. Who is Kim?' He considered his own identity, a thing he had never done before, till his head swam. He was one insignificant person in all this roaring whirl of India, going southward to he knew not what fate.


Quote: Let each man be judged by his deeds, I have paid my price to live with myself on the terms that I willed. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Let each man be judged by his deeds, I have paid my price to live with myself on the terms that I willed.


Quote: For all we take we must pay, but the price is cruel high. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

For all we take we must pay, but the price is cruel high.


Quote: Threatened men live long. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Threatened men live long.


Quote: Good Lord! who can account for the fathomless folly of the public? by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Good Lord! who can account for the fathomless folly of the public?


Quote: They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago. Weather and rain have undone it again, And now you would never know There was once a road through the woods. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago. Weather and rain have undone it again, And now you would never know There was once a road through the woods.


Quote: When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace. They swore, if we gave Them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. But when we disarmed They sold us, and delivered us, bound, to our foe, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: Stick to the Devil you know. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of Rudyard Kipling quote: When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace. They swore, if we gave Them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. But when we disarmed They sold us, and delivered us, bound, to our foe, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: Stick to the Devil you know.- black text on quotes background

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace. They swore, if we gave Them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. But when we disarmed They sold us, and delivered us, bound, to our foe, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: Stick to the Devil you know.


Quote: One man in a thousand, Solomon says. Will stick more close than a brother. And it's worth while seeking him half your days If you find him before the other. -- -The Thousandth Man. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

One man in a thousand, Solomon says. Will stick more close than a brother. And it's worth while seeking him half your days If you find him before the other. -- -The Thousandth Man.


Quote: Politicians. Little Tin Gods on Wheels. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Politicians. Little Tin Gods on Wheels.


Quote: Ship me somewhere east of Suez, 
where the best is like the worst,
Where there aren't no Ten Commandments 
an' a man can raise a thirst. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: The world is very lovely, and it's very horrible -- and it doesn't care about your life or mine or anything else. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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!


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: The Guns, Thank God, The Guns. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The Guns, Thank God, The Guns.


Quote: 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! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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!


Quote: You perceive, do you not, that our national fairy tales reflect the inmost desires of the Briton and the Gaul? by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

You perceive, do you not, that our national fairy tales reflect the inmost desires of the Briton and the Gaul?


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: If England was what England seems,
An not the England of our dreams,
But only putty, brass, an' paint,
'Ow quick we'd chuck 'er! But she ain't! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

If England was what England seems,
An not the England of our dreams,
But only putty, brass, an' paint,
'Ow quick we'd chuck 'er! But she ain't!


Quote: You may talk o' gin and beer When you're quartered safe out 'ere, An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it; But when it comes to slaughter You will do your work on water, An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

You may talk o' gin and beer When you're quartered safe out 'ere, An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it; But when it comes to slaughter You will do your work on water, An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it.


Quote: It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation, 

To puff and look important and to say:- 

'Though we know we should defeat you, 

we have not the time to meet you, 

We will therefore pay you cash to go away.' by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,

To puff and look important and to say:-

'Though we know we should defeat you,

we have not the time to meet you,

We will therefore pay you cash to go away.'


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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




Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!


Quote: This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.


Quote: It is not any common earth,
Water or wood or air,
But Merlin's Isle of Gramarye
That you and I will fare. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

It is not any common earth,
Water or wood or air,
But Merlin's Isle of Gramarye
That you and I will fare.


Quote: We be of one blood, ye and I. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

We be of one blood, ye and I.


Quote: Mark my trail. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Mark my trail.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: But till we are built like angels, with hammer and chisel and pen, we will work for ourself and a woman, forever and ever, Amen. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

But till we are built like angels, with hammer and chisel and pen, we will work for ourself and a woman, forever and ever, Amen.


Quote: When man has come to the Turnstiles of Night, all the creeds in the world seem to him wonderfully alike and colorless. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: As the dawn comes up like thunder. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

As the dawn comes up like thunder.


Quote: On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin'-fishes play, An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer; China 'crost the Bay! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin'-fishes play, An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer; China 'crost the Bay!


Quote: Gentleman-rankers out on the spree, damned from here to Eternity. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Gentleman-rankers out on the spree, damned from here to Eternity.


Quote: We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.


Quote: God help us for we knew the worst too young. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

God help us for we knew the worst too young.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of Rudyard Kipling quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Smells are surer than sounds or sights 
To make your heartstrings crack. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: She is intensely human, and lives to look upon life. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.


Quote: Body and spirit I surrendered whole To harsh instructors and received a soul... If mortal man could change me through and through From all I was What may the God not do? by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Body and spirit I surrendered whole To harsh instructors and received a soul... If mortal man could change me through and through From all I was What may the God not do?


Quote: You must learn to forgive a man when he's in love. He's always a nuisance. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: We are dead to love and honor We are lost to hope and truth We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung And the measure of our horror is the measure of our youth God help us for we knew the worst too young! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

We are dead to love and honor We are lost to hope and truth We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung And the measure of our horror is the measure of our youth God help us for we knew the worst too young!


Quote: I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land!


Quote: The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of Rudyard Kipling quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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 and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: The American has no language, he has a dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forth. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The American has no language, he has a dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forth.


Quote: I have stated it plain, an' my argument's thus ( It's all one, says the Sapper) There's only one Corps which is perfect -- that's us; An' they call us Her Majesty's Engineers, With the rank and pay of a Sapper! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

I have stated it plain, an' my argument's thus ( It's all one, says the Sapper) There's only one Corps which is perfect -- that's us; An' they call us Her Majesty's Engineers, With the rank and pay of a Sapper!




Quote: An angry skipper makes an unhappy crew. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

An angry skipper makes an unhappy crew.


Quote: All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world: those that stay at home and those that do not. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Whatever he knows of his weaknesses, Private Mulvaney is wholly ignorant of his strength. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Whatever he knows of his weaknesses, Private Mulvaney is wholly ignorant of his strength.


Quote: If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim.


Quote: The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.


Quote: The American does not drink at meals as a sensible man should. Indeed, he has no meals. He stuffs for ten minutes thrice a day. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The American does not drink at meals as a sensible man should. Indeed, he has no meals. He stuffs for ten minutes thrice a day.


Quote: Cities and Thrones and Powers
Stand in Time's eye,
Almost as long as flowers,
Which daily die. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Cities and Thrones and Powers
Stand in Time's eye,
Almost as long as flowers,
Which daily die.


Quote: The Navy is very old and very wise. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The Navy is very old and very wise.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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.' by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.'


Quote: Take up the White Man's burden -- send forth the best ye breed -- go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.






Quote: I worked like a horse and I ate like a hog and I slept like a dead man. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

I worked like a horse and I ate like a hog and I slept like a dead man.


Quote: Do not weep; for, look you, all Desire is Illusion and a new binding upon the. wheel. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Do not weep; for, look you, all Desire is Illusion and a new binding upon the. wheel.


Quote: Many wear the robes, but few walk the Way. The Lama in Kim. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Many wear the robes, but few walk the Way. The Lama in Kim.


Quote: There's a Legion that never was 'listed, That carries no colours or crest, But, split in a thousand detachments, Is breaking the road for the rest. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

There's a Legion that never was 'listed, That carries no colours or crest, But, split in a thousand detachments, Is breaking the road for the rest.


Quote: Never was isle so little, never was sea so lone,
But over the scud and the palm-trees an English flag was flown. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: One cannot resist the lure of Africa. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

One cannot resist the lure of Africa.


Quote: Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne,
He travels the fastest who travels alone. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: Meddling with another man's folly is always thankless work. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: If any Question why We Died Tell them because our Father's Lied. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

If any Question why We Died Tell them because our Father's Lied.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Funny how the new things are the old things. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Funny how the new things are the old things.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Witta feared nothing -- except to be poor. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Witta feared nothing -- except to be poor.


Quote: They are fools who kiss and tell' -- Wisely has the poet sung. Man may hold all sorts of posts If he'll only hold his tongue. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

They are fools who kiss and tell' -- Wisely has the poet sung. Man may hold all sorts of posts If he'll only hold his tongue.


Quote: For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions, largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions, largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints.


Quote: We never pay anyone Dane-geld,

No matter how trifling the cost;

For the end of that game is oppression and shame,

And the nation that plays it is lost! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

We never pay anyone Dane-geld,

No matter how trifling the cost;

For the end of that game is oppression and shame,

And the nation that plays it is lost!


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of Rudyard Kipling quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ''faint and forced the laughter,'' and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ''faint and forced the laughter,'' and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.


Quote: Still stands thine ancient sacrifice -- An humble and a contrite heart. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget -- lest we forget! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget -- lest we forget!


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made

By singing 'Oh how wonderful' and sitting in the shade,

While better men than we go out, and start their working lives

By grubbing weeds from garden paths with broken dinner knives. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made

By singing 'Oh how wonderful' and sitting in the shade,

While better men than we go out, and start their working lives

By grubbing weeds from garden paths with broken dinner knives.


Quote: 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! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of Rudyard Kipling quote; white text on black background

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!




Quote: They talk o' rich folks bein' stuck up and genteel, but for iron-clad pride o' respectability there's nowt like poor chapel folk. Why, 'tis as cold as the wind on Greenhow Hill -- aye, and colder, too, for 'twill never change. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

They talk o' rich folks bein' stuck up and genteel, but for iron-clad pride o' respectability there's nowt like poor chapel folk. Why, 'tis as cold as the wind on Greenhow Hill -- aye, and colder, too, for 'twill never change.


Quote: Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!' and sitting in the shade. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: If the aunt of the vicar has never touched liquor, watch out when she finds the Champagne. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

If the aunt of the vicar has never touched liquor, watch out when she finds the Champagne.


Quote: Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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




Quote: And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden, You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden, You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden.


Quote: OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,	
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;	
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,	
When two strong men stand face to face, tho' they come from the ends of the earth! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of Rudyard Kipling quote: OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,	
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;	
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,	
When two strong men stand face to face, tho' they come from the ends of the earth!- black text on quotes background

OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho' they come from the ends of the earth!


Quote: Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.


Quote: The jungle speaks to me because I know how to listen. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The jungle speaks to me because I know how to listen.


Quote: A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, Manling. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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




Quote: Four things greater than all things are Women and horses and power and War. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Four things greater than all things are Women and horses and power and War.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: The 'eathen in 'is blindness must end where 'e began. But the backbone of the Army is the non-commissioned man! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

The 'eathen in 'is blindness must end where 'e began. But the backbone of the Army is the non-commissioned man!


Quote: And the end of the fight is tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

And the end of the fight is tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.




Quote: 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! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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!




Quote: A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.


Quote: 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! by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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!


Quote: And burdened Gentile o'er the main,
Must bear the weight of Israel's hate
Because he is not brought again
In triumph to Jerusalem. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

And burdened Gentile o'er the main,
Must bear the weight of Israel's hate
Because he is not brought again
In triumph to Jerusalem.


Quote: Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was-like eating an egg without salt. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.


Quote: I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.


Quote: It is better to lie quiet in the mud than to be disturbed on good bedding. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

It is better to lie quiet in the mud than to be disturbed on good bedding.


Quote: Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: Yet there be certain times in a young man's life, when, through great sorrow or sin, all the boy in him is burnt and seared away so that he passes at one step to the more sorrowful state of manhood. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Yet there be certain times in a young man's life, when, through great sorrow or sin, all the boy in him is burnt and seared away so that he passes at one step to the more sorrowful state of manhood.


Quote: We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.


Quote: No one thinks of winter when the grass is green. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.


Quote: If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.


Quote: A people always ends by resembling its shadow. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, mother o' mine o mother o' mine. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: He travels the fastest who travels alone. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

He travels the fastest who travels alone.


Quote: For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: San Francisco is a mad city -- inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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.


Quote: Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.


Quote: 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?' by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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?'


Quote: A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of photo of author Rudyard Kipling with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rudyard Kipling overlaid on photo of Rudyard Kipling quote; white text on black background

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.


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