Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936

A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on eternity, god, losing, and mercy

We're poor little lambs who've lost our way, Baa! Baa! Baa! We're little black sheep who've gone astray, Baa-aa-aa! Gentlemen-rankers out on the spree, Damned from here to Eternity, God ha' mercy on such as we, Baa! Yah! Bah!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads, 1892-93, now a drinking song

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on brothers, dogs, giving, heart, and sister

Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: The Power of the Dog, 1909

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on age, colors, earth, faith, fame, god, good, happiness, joy, lies, money, needs, praise, rest, saints, separation, and work

When earth's last picture is painted, and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colors have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it-lie down for an eon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall set us to work anew! And those that were good shall be happy: they shall sit in a golden chair; They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comets' hair; They shall find real saints to draw from-Magdalene, Peter, and Paul; They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all! And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of working, and each, in his separate star Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They Are! -Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on bitterness, evil, forgiveness, love, men, and simplicity

Teach us to delight in simple things; And mirth that has no bitter springs; Forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men 'neath the sun.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling

Hot and bothered.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Rectorial Address at St. Andrew’s, 1923

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on departure, heart, humility, and sacrifice

The tumult and the shouting dies; The captains and the kings depart- Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Recessional from The Five Nations

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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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