Rudyard Kipling Quotations

Rudyard Kipling

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?"

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
And the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.

God gives all men all earth to love, but since man's heart is small, ordains for each one spot shall prove beloved over all.

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.

He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

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

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.

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.

Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.

The American has no language, he has a dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forth.

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.