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A list of the best Rudyard Kipling quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Rudyard Kipling quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Rudyard Kipling quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Rudyard Kipling should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Rudyard Kipling quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling

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I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who. Rudyard Kipling

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Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling

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

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All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They. Rudyard Kipling

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More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies. Rudyard Kipling

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If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied. Rudyard Kipling

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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

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

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Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. Rudyard Kipling

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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

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

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He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. Rudyard Kipling

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Everyone is more or less mad on one point. Rudyard Kipling

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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 belov?d over all. Rudyard Kipling

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'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

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All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. Rudyard Kipling

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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

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Four things greater than all things are,Women and Horses and Power and War. Rudyard Kipling

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Oh, its Tommy this, an Tommy that, an Tommy, go away;But its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to playThe band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,Oh, its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to play. Rudyard Kipling