Rudyard Kipling Quotes (252 quotes)
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
Often misattributed to Nietzsche. As quoted in: "How to live with life" by Arthur Gordon, Reader's Digest Association, 1965
Plain Tales from the Hills (1888), "Three and - an Extra"
“I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?”
A Dead Statesman - Epitaphs of the War (1914-1918) (1918)
“[To Lord Beaverbrook:] Power without responsibility: the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.”
As quoted in: Kipling Journal, December 1971
“I keep six honest serving-men:
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Where and When
And How and Why and Who.”
The Elephant's Child. - Just So Stories (1902)
The Cat that Walked by Himself. - Just So Stories (1902)
Common Form - Epitaphs of the War (1914-1918) (1918)
“From little towns in a far land we came,
To save our honour and a world aflame.
By little towns in a far land we sleep,
And trust the world we won for you to keep.”
Canadian Memorial - Epitaphs of the War (1914-1918) (1918)
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Born: December 30, 1865
Died: January 18, 1936 (aged 70)
Occupation: Writer, novelist, poet, journalist
Bio: Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.