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50 Rudyard Kipling Quotes About India, Soldiers, And Love

Published on July 24, 2016 12:00 AM EST
Rudyard Kipling Quotes

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Rudyard Kipling Quotes

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


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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


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


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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


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


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


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

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