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Rudyard Kipling Quotes and Sayings

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Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh,
how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling

Related topics: Gardening

He travels the fastest who travels alone.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne,
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
- Rudyard Kipling

 

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

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
- Rudyard Kipling

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,
till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty,
but is it Art?"
- Rudyard Kipling

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An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
- Rudyard Kipling

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
- Rudyard Kipling

Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

I have struck a city - a real city -
and they call it Chicago...
I urgently desire never to see it again.
It is inhabited by savages.
- Rudyard Kipling

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

It's clever, but is it Art?
- Rudyard Kipling

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

If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole,
mother o' mine o mother o' mine.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

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

For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most
part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
- Rudyard Kipling

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine,
O mother o' mine!
- Rudyard Kipling

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

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

A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.
- Rudyard Kipling

The silliest woman can manage a clever man;
but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

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

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.
- Rudyard Kipling

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to
serve your turn long after they are gone,
and so hold on when there is nothing in you except
the will which says to them:
'Hold on!'
- Rudyard Kipling

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places,
and meet us at so many turns and corners,
that what they want in weight, they make up in number,
and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball,
than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

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

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking
for gardens and gardening.
- Alexander Smith

Happiness grows at our own firesides,
and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
- Douglas William Jerrold

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields.
- Gilbert White

This house was our dream-the gardens,
the study, even the swimming pool.
Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning,
I can always feel him here with me.
- Shirley Knight

I came to these mediums through having the garden,
and of course, people who have designed gardens have
always worked in collaboration,
and never made their own inscriptions.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.
- Lillie Langtry

I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking.
Cooking is all about homes and gardens,
it doesn't happen in restaurants.
- Delia Smith

The devout have laid out gardens in the desert.
- Robert Duncan

People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens,
and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
- John Betjeman

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time:
How much is enough?
- Wendell Berry

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
- Robert Fortune

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white,
In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges

In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

A creative person has to create.
It doesn't really matter what you create.
If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could,
in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.
- Katherine Dunham

And, of course, millions of us cross the border to
work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants,
and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States,
the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops
are open both before and behind,
I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets;
and wherever I observed one better than the rest I
did not fail to pay it a visit.
- Robert Fortune

There are about a dozen of these gardens,
more or less extensive, according to the business or
wealth of the proprietor;
but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
- Robert Fortune

The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged
in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks,
with the houses of the gardeners at the entrance through
which the visitors pass to the gardens.
- Robert Fortune

I like Toronto a lot, it's a good city.
The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto
is that you're turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store,
which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting.
- Rick Wakeman

George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met,
not only in his music and songwriting,
but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes.
He was a dear friend of mine.
His entire approach to music was very unique.
- Gary Wright

In the last camp they all ate grass,
until the authorities forbade them to pull it up.
They were accustomed to having the fruits of their
little communal gardens stolen by the guards,
after they had done all the work; but at the last camp everything was stolen.
- Martha Gellhorn

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

Remember that life is an ADVENTURE, and cheer Whee...
all the way down the slippery razor-blade of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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