Rudyard Kipling quotes

Born
30 December 1865 Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India.

Died
18 January 1936.

Occupation
Journalist, writer, poet, and novelist.

Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling’s works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King” (1888).

Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
– Rudyard Kipling
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
– Rudyard Kipling
He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
– Rudyard Kipling
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
– Rudyard Kipling
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
– Rudyard Kipling
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
– Rudyard Kipling
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
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
– Rudyard Kipling
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
– Rudyard Kipling
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours.
– Rudyard Kipling
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
– Rudyard Kipling
For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.
– Rudyard Kipling
A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
– Rudyard Kipling
Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.
– Rudyard Kipling
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
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
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
– Rudyard Kipling
A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.
– Rudyard Kipling
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
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
– Rudyard Kipling
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
– Rudyard Kipling
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
– Rudyard Kipling
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
– Rudyard Kipling
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
– Rudyard Kipling
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
– Rudyard Kipling