Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Quotes

  • ''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!''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British writer, poet. "Fuzzy-Wuzzy," Barrack-Room Ballads (1892).
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  • ''Gentleman-rankers out on the spree,
    Damned from here to Eternity.''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. Gentleman-Rankers, Barrack-Room Ballads (1892).
  • ''Though I've belted you and flayed you,
    By the livin' Gawd that made you,
    You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British writer, poet. "Gunga Din," Barrack-Room Ballads (1892). Last lines.
  • ''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!''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. If (l. 29-32). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday.
  • ''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 you; 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 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!''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British writer, poet. "If-," st. 1 and 4, Rewards and Fairies (1910).
  • ''Their Name Liveth for Evermore''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. Inscription carved over lists of the dead in the Commonwealth war cemeteries. Echoing Ecclesiasticus 44:14, "Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore." Kipling, who had himself lost a son in the fighting, had been invited to devise suitable texts by the Imperial War Graves Commission.
  • ''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 (1865-1936), British author, poet. Life's Handicap, "The Man Who Was," (1891).
  • ''An' I'm learnin' 'ere in London what the ten-year soldier tells:
    "If you've 'eard the East a-callin', you won't never 'eed naught else."''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Mandalay (l. 29-30). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday.
  • ''I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land!''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Mandalay (l. 41). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday.
  • ''On the road to Mandalay,
    Where the flyin'-fishes play,
    An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British writer, poet. "Mandalay," refrain, Barrack-Room Ballads (1892).

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Best Poem of Rudyard Kipling

If

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 ...

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Hymn Before Action

The earth is full of anger,
The seas are dark with wrath,
The Nations in their harness
Go up against our path:
Ere yet we loose the legions --
Ere yet we draw the blade,
Jehovah of the Thunders,
Lord God of Battles, aid!

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