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Rudyard Kipling Quotes


A British author and poet, born in India. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and he remains today its youngest-ever recipient.
(1865 - 1936)

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'Til we are built like angels, with hammer, and chisel, and pen, we will work for ourselves and a woman, for ever and ever, Amen.
 

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

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

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
 

A rag and a bone and a hank of hair.
[Women]
 

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

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

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
[Equality]
 

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
 

An' I learned about women from 'er.
[Women]
 

And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star, Shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of things as They Are!
[Work]
 

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.
 

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?"
[Art]
 

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

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

But that is another story.
 

Down to Gehenna or up to the throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
[Traveling]
 

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.
 

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

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


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