Rudyard Kipling Quotes

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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...

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Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?

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For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

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

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

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Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice.

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Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.

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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.

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Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.

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

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God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

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If you can walk with the crowd and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a man my son!

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Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

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A Time For Prayer "In times of war and not before, God and the soldier we adore. But in times of peace and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted." -Rudyard Kipling

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

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

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

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If you can meet success and failure and treat them both as impostors, then you are a balanced man, my son.

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Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back -- For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

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

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An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

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This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.

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

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San Francisco has only one drawback—‘tis hard to leave.

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No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.

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

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

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The Guns, Thank God, The Guns.

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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.

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

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Believe the best of everybody.

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If you can wait and not be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies. Or being hated, don't give way to hating, and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise.

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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.

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If you want something and don't get it, there are only two reasons. You either really didn't want it, or you tried to bargain over the price.

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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.

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All gods have good points, just as have all priests. Personally, I attach much importance to Hanuman , and am kind to his people the great gray apes of the hills. One never knows when one may want a friend.

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Payday came and with it beer

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...he will be our friend for always and always and always.

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

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

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If you can dream - and not make dreams your master.

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