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Rudyard Kipling
By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Politicians. Little Tin Gods on Wheels.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

And the end of the fight is tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

One can't prescribe books, even the best books, to people unless one knows a good deal about each individual person. If a man is keen on reading, I think he ought to open his mind to some older man who knows him and his life, and to take his advice in the matter, and above all, to discuss with him the first books that interest him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Hear and attend and listen; for this is what befell and be-happened and became and was, O my Best Beloved, when the Tame animals were wild. The dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow was wild, and the Sheep was wild, and the Pig was wild -as wild as wild could be - and they walked in the Wet Wild Woods by their wild lones. But the wildest of all the wild animals was the Cat. He walked by himself and all places were alike to him

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market-Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Each dog barks in his own yard!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Your new-caught, sullen peoples, / Half-devil and half child.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Not only do words infect, egotize, narcotize, and paralyze, but they enter into and colour the minutest cells of the brain. . . .

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

There was a young man of Quebec Who was frozen in snow to his neck, When asked, 'Are you Friz?' He replied, 'Yes I is, But we don't call this cold in Quebec.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Sing, for faith and hope are high- None so true as you and I- Sing the Lovers' Litany: "Love like ours can never die!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

What stands if Freedom fail? What dies of England live?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Something I owe to the soil that grew-More to the life that fed-But most to Allah who gave me two Separate sides of my head. I would go without shirt or shoes, Friends, tobacco, or bread Sooner than for an instant lose Either side of my head.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Cities and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time's eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

No one as yet has approached the management of New York in a proper spirit; that is to say, regarding it as the shiftless outcome of squalid barbarism and reckless extravagance. No one is likely to do so, because reflections on the long narrow pig-trough are construed as malevolent attacks against the spirit and majesty of the American people, and lead to angry comparisons.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

What is a woman that you forsake her And the hearth fire and the home acre To go with that old grey widow-maker?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

The 'eathen in 'is blindness must end where 'e began. But the backbone of the Army is the non-commissioned man!

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Not getting what you want either means you don't want it enough, or you have been dealing too long with the price you have to pay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Fiction is Truth's elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

I will remember what I was, I am sick of rope and chains - I will remember my old strength and all my forest affairs. I will not sell my back to man for a bundle of sugar cane; I will go out to my own kind, and the wood-folk in their lairs. I will go out until the day, until the morning break - Out to the wind's untainted kiss, the water's clean caress; I will forget my ankle-ring and snap my picket stake. I will revisit my lost love and playmates masterless!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Of all the trees that grow so fair Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun Than Oak, and Ash and Thorn.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

An angry skipper makes an unhappy crew.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Smells are surer than sounds or sights To make your heartstrings crack.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Favouritism governed kissage, Even as it does in this age.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

As the dawn comes up like thunder.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! If I were drowned in the deepest sea, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! I know whose tears would come down to me, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! If I were damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago. Weather and rain have undone it again, And now you would never know There was once a road through the woods

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

...he will be our friend for always and always and always.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

The toad beneath the harrow knows Where every separate tooth-point goes ; The butterfly upon the road Preaches contentment to that toad.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

He drew from under the table a sheet of strangely scented yellow-Chinese paper, the brushes, and slab of India ink. In cleanest, severest outline he had traced the Great Wheel with its six spokes, whose centre is the conjoined Hog, Snake, and Dove (Ignorance, Anger, and Lust), and whose compartments are all the heavens and hells, and all the chances of human life.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Why not follow the Way thyself, and so accompany the boy?" Mahbub stared stupefied at the magnificent insolence of the demand, which across the Border he would have paid with more than a blow. Then the humor of it touched his worldly soul. "Softly -- softly -- one foot at a time, as the lame gelding went over the Umballa jumps. I may come to Paradise later -- I have workings that way -- great motions -- and I owe them to thy simplicity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Our hearts where they rocked our cradle, Our love where we spent our toil, And our faith, and our hope, and our honor, We pledge to our native soil. God gave all men all earth to love, But since our hearts are small, Ordained for each one spot should prove Beloved over all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Many religious people are deeply suspicious. They seem, for purely religious purposes, of course, to know more about iniquity than the unregenerate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was: O my Best Beloved, when the tame animals were wild.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Each dog barks in its own yard.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

They copied all they could copy, But they couldn't copy my mind; And I left them sweatin' and stealin', A year and a half behind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget--lest we forget!