Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936

A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on god and good

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Adam was a gardener, and God, who made him, sees that half of all good gardening is done upon the knees.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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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 belief and trouble

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody - it saves so much trouble.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on mind

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They copied all they could follow but they couldn't copy my mind so I left them sweating and stealing a year and a half behind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on brothers

Brother, thy tail hangs down behind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: The Jungle Book, 1894

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on strength and work

Enough work to do, and strength enough to do the work.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: A Doctor’s Work, 1908

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