Rudyard Kipling Quotes

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

For 'im that doth not work must surely die; But that's no reason man should labour all 'Is life on one same shift—life's none so long.

11 November 2014

We pulled for you when the wind was against us and the sails were low. Will you never let us go?

11 November 2014

But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!

11 November 2014

A million surplus Maggies are willing to bear the yoke; And a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a Smoke.

11 November 2014

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?"

11 November 2014

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.

11 November 2014

'How far is St. Helena from an Emperor of France?' I cannot see—I cannot tell—the Crowns they dazzle so. The Kings sit down to dinner, and the Queens stand up to dance. (After open weather you may look for snow!)

11 November 2014

So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Soudan; You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man; An' 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, with your 'ayrick 'ead of 'air— You big black boundin' beggar—for you broke a British square!

11 November 2014

I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land!