Rudyard Kipling Quotes

Best 14 Quotes by Rudyard Kipling

“Everyone is more or less mad on one point.”

“For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”

“He travels the fastest who travels alone.”

“I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”

“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.”

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

“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
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!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”

“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.”

“No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”

“Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.”

“There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.”

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

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