Joseph Rudyard Kipling (/ˈrʌdjərd ˈkɪplɪŋ/ RUD-yərd KIP-ling, listen ; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "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 classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift". Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of... More
Rudyard Kipling Quotes
Rudyard Kipling #Alone #Travel
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
Rudyard Kipling #Alone
Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
Rudyard Kipling #Art
It's clever, but is it Art?
Rudyard Kipling #Beauty #Women
San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
Rudyard Kipling #Gardening
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling #Equality
All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
Rudyard Kipling #Failure
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Rudyard Kipling #God #Mother's Day
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
Rudyard Kipling #History
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Rudyard Kipling #Nature
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.
Rudyard Kipling #Patience
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
Rudyard Kipling #Art
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 #Best
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
Rudyard Kipling #Women
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.