He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)
Source: Many Inventions, 1893, The Finest Story in the World
Contributed by: Zaady
Never again will I spend another winter in this accursed bucketshop of a refrigerator called England.
Source: Letter to Sidney Colvin. From E. V. Lucas, The Colvins and Their Friends, 1928
All the money in the world is no use to a man or his country if he spends it as fast as he makes it. All he has left is his bills and the reputation for being a fool.
Any fool can waste, any fool can muddle, but it takes something of a man to save, and the more he saves the more of a man does it make of him.
The sin ye do by two and two ye must pay for one by one.
Source: Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads, 1892-93
'Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just It. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
Source: Traffics and Discoveries, 1904, Mrs. Bathurst
He went through the wild wet woods, waving his wild tail, and walking by his wild lone. But he never told anybody.
Source: The Just-So Stories, 1904, The Cat That Walked by Himself
Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne, He travels fastest who travels alone.
Borrow trouble for yourself if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.
Politicians. Little Tin Gods on Wheels.
Source: Public Waste
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