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Rudyard Kipling quotes

A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

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

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.

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

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

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

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

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

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

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.

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

I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

He travels the fastest who travels alone.

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

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?'

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!