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Rudyard Kipling Quotes

(1865-1936), British Author of Prose, Verse

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.

Category: Agreement

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

Category: Anxiety

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.

Category: Army And Navy

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?''

Category: Arts And Artists

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

Category: Certainty

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.

Category: Children

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.

Category: Christians And Christianity

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.

Category: Christmas

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

Category: Delinquency

Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.

Category: Drugs

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

Category: Empire

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

Category: Empire

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

Category: Excuses

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble.

Category: Faith

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

Category: Freedom