Rudyard Kipling
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"Joseph Rudyard Kipling " was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British Armed Forces/British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Mumbai/Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British Raj/British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (novel)/Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay (poem)/Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

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Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.

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

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.

Funny how the new things are the old things.

There's no jealousy in the grave.

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

If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

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—you'll be a Man, my son!

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

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

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. . . . The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.

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.

They copied all they could follow but they couldn't copy my mind so I left them sweating and stealing a year and a half behind.

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

There is no sin greater than ignorance.

A man's mind is won't to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

Every woman knows all about everything.

Once there was The People - Terror gave it birth; Once there was The People, and it made a hell of earth! Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, oh, ye slain! Once there was The People - it shall never be again!

All the people like us are we, And everyone else is They.

Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.

There's nothing so contagious in a boat as rivets going.

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a clever woman to manage a fool.