Rudyard Kipling Quotes.
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.
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.
This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.
If you give someone more than they can do, they will do it. If you give them only what they can do, they will do nothing.
Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
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.
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.
For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
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.
Be slow to judge for we know little of what has been done and nothing of what has been resisted.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, mother o’ mine o mother o’ mine.
Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice.
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.