Rudyard Kipling

Short-story Writer, Novelist, Poet, Journalist

December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936

December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936

Short-story Writer, Novelist, Poet, Journalist


59 Greatest Quotes By 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
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
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
For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one. Rudyard Kipling
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves. 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
He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart. Rudyard Kipling
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. Rudyard Kipling
All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago. Rudyard Kipling
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
A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower. Rudyard Kipling
Follow the dream, and always the dream, and only the dream. Rudyard Kipling
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. Rudyard Kipling
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. Rudyard Kipling
This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. Rudyard Kipling
Whatever he knows of his weaknesses, Private Mulvaney is wholly ignorant of his strength. Rudyard Kipling
Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you. Rudyard Kipling
I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who. Rudyard Kipling
When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously. Drift, wait, and obey. Rudyard Kipling
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. Rudyard Kipling
Be slow to judge for we know little of what has been done and nothing of what has been resisted. Rudyard Kipling
I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards. Rudyard Kipling
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. 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
He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. Rudyard Kipling
There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this. Rudyard Kipling
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. Rudyard Kipling
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling
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
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
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. Rudyard Kipling
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears. Rudyard Kipling
Beware of overconcern for money, or position, or glory. Someday you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are. Rudyard Kipling
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. Rudyard Kipling
The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye. Rudyard Kipling
Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard Kipling
A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition. Rudyard Kipling
Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice. Rudyard Kipling
Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs. Rudyard Kipling
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. Rudyard Kipling
A people always ends by resembling its shadow. Rudyard Kipling
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling
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. Rudyard Kipling
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. Rudyard Kipling
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. Rudyard Kipling
We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities. Rudyard Kipling
For it's "guns this" and "guns that," and "chuck 'em out, the brutes," But they're the "Savior of our loved ones" when the thugs begin to loot. Rudyard Kipling
A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England. Rudyard Kipling
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours. Rudyard Kipling
I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me. Rudyard Kipling
He who faces no calamity gains no courage. Rudyard Kipling