Rudyard Kipling Quote
The Cat that Walked by Himself. - Just So Stories (1902)
“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
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.