Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936

A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on quotations

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

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling

Never again will I spend another winter in this accursed bucketshop of a refrigerator called England.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Letter to Sidney Colvin. From E. V. Lucas, The Colvins and Their Friends, 1928

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on art, cleverness, and devil

But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: "It's clever, but is it Art?"

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads, 1892-93

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on art and devil

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The Devil whispered behind the leaves, "It's pretty, but is it Art?"

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads, 1892-93

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on god, honor, hope, losing, love, truth, and youth

We have done with Hope and Honour. we are lost to Love and Truth, We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung; And the measure of our torment is the measure of our youth. God help us, for we knew the worst too young!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads, 1892-93

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

I keep 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 aim, disaster, doubt, dreams, earth, force, friendship, good, heart, justice, lies, life, losing, men, risk, sons, trust, truth, virtue, and worth

IF 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 impostors 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! *These two lines are inscribed over the door to the center court at Wimbledon.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Rewards and Fairies, 1910, If

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on body, motherhood, and soul

If I were damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o'mine, O mother o'mine!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Mother O’Mine

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on failure

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

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling

Of all the trees that grow so fair, Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun, Than Oak, and Ash and Thorn.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Puck of Pook’s Hill, 1906, A Tree Song

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