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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. ~Rudyard Kipling - Places
He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. ~Rudyard Kipling - Quotations
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. ~Rudyard Kipling - Excuses
If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied. ~Rudyard Kipling - War
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling - Faith
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they have gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you. Except the Will which says to them; ''Hold on!'' ~Rudyard Kipling - Perseverance
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. ~Rudyard Kipling - Patience
More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies. ~Rudyard Kipling - Work
For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one. ~Rudyard Kipling - Sin
'Tis beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women will stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street. ~Rudyard Kipling - Style
Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching he proper ears. ~Rudyard Kipling - Praise
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. ~Rudyard Kipling - Certainty
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?'' ~Rudyard Kipling - Arts and Artists
Gentleman-rankers out on the spree, damned from here to Eternity. ~Rudyard Kipling - Delinquency
Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind. ~Rudyard Kipling - Drugs
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. ~Rudyard Kipling - Army and Navy
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. ~Rudyard Kipling - Words
Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ''faint and forced the laughter,'' and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past. ~Rudyard Kipling - Christmas
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors. ~Rudyard Kipling - Anxiety
For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done. ~Rudyard Kipling - Science and Scientists
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. ~Rudyard Kipling - Hollywood
Take up the White Man's burden -- send forth the best ye breed -- go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need. ~Rudyard Kipling - Empire
But remember please, the Law by which we live, we are not built to comprehend a lie, we can neither love nor pity nor forgive. If you make a slip in handling us you die. ~Rudyard Kipling - Humankind
I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who. ~Rudyard Kipling - Learning
A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower. ~Rudyard Kipling - Mind
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. ~Rudyard Kipling - Children
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. ~Rudyard Kipling - Unity
Everyone is more or less mad on one point. ~Rudyard Kipling - Insanity
All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. ~Rudyard Kipling - Freedom
And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane. ~Rudyard Kipling - Agreement
The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities. ~Rudyard Kipling - Christians and Christianity
A people always ends by resembling its shadow. ~Rudyard Kipling - Nations
All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They. ~Rudyard Kipling - People
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: ''A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.'' ~Rudyard Kipling - Empire

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