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Rudyard Kipling Quotes About India, Soldiers, And Love

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Rudyard Kipling Quotes

1. “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”  – Rudyard Kipling

2. “He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”  – Rudyard Kipling

3. “I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards.”  – Rudyard Kipling

4. “I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble”  – Rudyard Kipling

5. “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;!”” – Rudyard Kipling

6. “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” – Rudyard Kipling

7. A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.”  – Rudyard Kipling

8. “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”  – Rudyard Kipling

9. “If you can walk with the crowd 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 60 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.”  – Rudyard Kipling

10. “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”  – Rudyard Kipling

11. “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”  – Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Quotes About India

12. “I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.”  – Rudyard Kipling

13. “A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition”  – Rudyard Kipling

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14. “Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.”  – Rudyard Kipling

15. “I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.”  – Rudyard Kipling

16. “I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”  – Rudyard Kipling

17. “You must learn to forgive a man when he’s in love. He’s always a nuisance.” – Rudyard Kipling

18. “No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”  – Rudyard Kipling

19. “For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”  – Rudyard Kipling

20. “War is an ill thing, as I surely know. But ‘t would be an ill world for weaponless dreamers if evil men were not now and then slain.”  – Rudyard Kipling

21. “My heart is so tired”  – Rudyard Kipling

22. “Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie.”  – Rudyard Kipling

23. “The world is very lovely, and it’s very horrible–and it doesn’t care about your life or mine or anything else.”  – Rudyard Kipling

24. “This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.”  – Rudyard Kipling

25. “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.”  – Rudyard Kiplin

Rudyard Kipling Quotes About Soldiers

26. “We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven’t had any tea for a week…
The bottom is out of the Universe.”  – Rudyard Kipling

27. “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same.”  – Rudyard Kipling

28. “The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye.”  – Rudyard Kipling

29. “I have my own matches and sulphur, and I’ll make my own hell.”  – Rudyard Kipling

30. “Yet there be certain times in a young man’s life, when, through great sorrow or sin, all the boy in him is burnt and seared away so that he passes at one step to the more sorrowful state of manhood”  – Rudyard Kipling

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31. “OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!” “ – Rudyard Kipling

32. “We be of one blood, ye and I”  – Rudyard Kipling

33. “All the people like us are we, and everyone else is they.”  – Rudyard Kipling

34. “There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.”  – Rudyard Kipling

35. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”  – Rudyard Kipling

36.) When young lips have drunk deep of the bitter waters of hate, suspicion and despair, all the love in the world will not wholly take away that knowledge. Though it may turn darkened eyes for a while to the light, and teach faith where no faith was. ”  – Rudyard Kipling

37. Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs. – Rudyard Kipling

38. He travels the fastest who travels alone. – Rudyard Kipling

39. Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. – Rudyard Kipling

40. We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. – Rudyard Kipling

 Rudyard Kipling Quotes About Love

41. All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They. – Rudyard Kipling

42. Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours. – Rudyard Kipling

43. When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier. – Rudyard Kipling

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44. If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son. – Rudyard Kipling

45. The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. – Rudyard Kipling

46. And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ‘It’s pretty, but is it Art?’ – Rudyard Kipling

47. He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. – Rudyard Kipling

48. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. – Rudyard Kipling

49. For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one. – Rudyard Kipling

More Rudyard Kipling Quotes

50. “If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, mother o’ mine o mother o’ mine.” – Rudyard Kipling

51. “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!'” – Rudyard Kipling

52. “A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.” – Rudyard Kipling

53. “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling

54. “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” – Rudyard Kipling

55. “It’s clever, but is it Art?” – Rudyard Kipling

56. “Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.” – Rudyard Kipling

What is your favorite Rudyard Kipling quote? What other Rudyard Kipling quotes would you add to the list?

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
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