Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears.
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)
Contributed by: Zaady
If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.
He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
Source: Many Inventions, 1893, The Finest Story in the World
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.
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