Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936

A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on manling, brave heart, and jungle

A brave heart and a courteous tongue.  They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: The Jungle Book

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on god and mother

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

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: unknown

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on courage, dreaming, hate, forgiveness, trust, truth, patience, lies, triumph, disaster, and perseverance

If you can keep your head when all about you
   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
   But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by 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:

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 imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
   Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
   And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
   And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
   To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
   Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds 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!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: "If," poem written 1895; first published in Rewards and Fairies, 1910

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling

When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's green and gold,
Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mould;
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 (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on wild, cat, best beloved, and just so stories

Hear and attend and listen; for this is what befell and be-happened and became and was, O my Best Beloved, when the Tame animals were wild. The dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow was wild, and the Sheep was wild, and the Pig was wild --as wild as wild could be -- and they walked in the Wet Wild Woods by their wild lones. But the wildest of all the wild animals was the Cat. He walked by himself and all places were alike to him

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Just So Stories, Pages: 165

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on drugs, mankind, and words

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

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on honesty, men, and names

I kept six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on children, fate, and war

For all we have and are, For all our children's fate, Stand up and take the war. The Hun is at the gate!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: For all we have and are, 1914

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on drugs, mankind, and words

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

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling

Flowers are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and siting in the shade.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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