Rudyard Kipling Quotes

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a 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. Rudyard Kipling

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

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble. Rudyard Kipling

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. Rudyard Kipling

Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves. Rudyard Kipling

If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price. Rudyard Kipling

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

Never again will I spend another winter in this accursed bucketshop of a refrigerator called England. Rudyard Kipling

After violent emotion most people and all boys demand food. Rudyard Kipling

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

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. 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 an’ blow out your brains
An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Rudyard Kipling

… the backbone of the Army is the non-commissioned man! Rudyard Kipling

Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old. Rudyard Kipling