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A few years ago, I was reading a book of poetry. One poem in particular caught my eye because it sounded so familiar to me. It turned out that the author was Rudyard Kipling, an English writer from the 1800’s.
I did some more research and found out that he had written a story called “The Jungle Book” which I also read as a child (and loved). He is one of England’s most famous writers and his work is still popular today – even though he died over 100 years ago!

Here are the most interesting sentences from Rudyard Kipling.


About Rudyard Kipling

30 December 1865

18 January 1936

Short-Story Writer, Novelist, Poet, Journalist


Short Story, Novel, Children’S Literature, Poetry, Travel Literature, Science Fiction

Notable Works:
The Jungle Book
Just So Stories
Captains Courageous
“Gunga Din”
“The White Man’S Burden”

Notable Awards:
Nobel Prize In Literature

Rudyard Kipling quotes on heart

My heart is heavy with the things I do not understand. — Rudyard Kipling

My heart is so tired — Rudyard Kipling

He who can reach a child’s heart can reach the worlds heart. — Rudyard Kipling

Still stands thine ancient sacrifice–An humble and a contrite heart. — Rudyard Kipling

my heart is heavy with the things i do not understand Rudyard Kipling quote

As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race… and the hearts of the meanest were humbled. — Rudyard Kipling

A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, Manling. — Rudyard Kipling

Go softly by that river side Or when you would depart, You’ll find its every winding tied; And knotted round your heart. — Rudyard Kipling

The masterless man . . . afflicted with the magic of the necessary words. . . . Words that may become alive and walk up and down in the hearts of the hearers. — Rudyard Kipling

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The heart of a man to the heart of a maid–Light of my tents, be fleet–Morning awaits at the end of the world, And the world is all at our feet. — Rudyard Kipling

my heart is so tired Rudyard Kipling quote

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

Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. — Rudyard Kipling

The wild hawk to the wind–swept sky The deer to the wholesome wold; And the heart of a man to the heart of a maid, As it was in the days of old. — 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

It was the forty–fathom slumber that clears the soul and eye and heart, and sends you to breakfast ravening. — Rudyard Kipling

he who can reach a child s heart can reach the worlds heart Rudyard Kipling quote

Rudyard Kipling quotes on woman

Every woman knows all about Everything. — Rudyard Kipling

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

Satan himself can’t save a woman who wears thirty–shilling corsets under a thirty–guinea costume. — Rudyard Kipling

What is Rudyard Kipling known for?

Rudyard Kipling is remembered for his stories and poems of British soldiers in India and for his tales for children.

His poems included “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” and “If—. ” His children’s stories included The Jungle Book and Just So Stories .


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

Tis beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It’s just IT. Some women will stay in a man’s memory if they once walked down a street. — Rudyard Kipling

every woman knows all about everything Rudyard Kipling quote

Four things greater than all things are Women and horses and power and War. — Rudyard Kipling

When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’ — Rudyard Kipling

You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping. — 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

What is a woman that you forsake her, And the hearth–fire and the home–acre, To go with the old grey Widow–maker? — Rudyard Kipling

a woman is only a woman but a good cigar is a smoke Rudyard Kipling quote

And the talk slid north, and the talk slid south With the sliding puffs from the hookah–mouth; Four things greater than all things are Women and Horses and Power and War. — 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

Literature is a splendid mistress, but a bad wife. — Rudyard Kipling

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

Rudyard Kipling quotes on love

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

heaven grant us patience with a man in love Rudyard Kipling quote

You must learn to forgive a man when he’s in love. He’s always a nuisance. — 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

Buy a pup and your money will buy Love unflinching that cannot lie. — Rudyard Kipling

Thou art of the Jungle and not of the Jungle. And I am only a black panther. But I love thee, Little Brother. — Rudyard Kipling

It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight. — Rudyard Kipling

you must learn to forgive a man when he s in love he s always a nuisance Rudyard Kipling quote

Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent. — Rudyard Kipling

But remember please, the Law by which we live, we are not built to comprehend a lie, we can neither love nor pity nor forgive. If you make a slip in handling us you die. — Rudyard Kipling

God gives all men all earth to love, but since man’s heart is small, ordains for each one spot shall prove belov?d over all. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling quotes on mother

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

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

god could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers Rudyard Kipling quote

Englishmen are not usually softened by appeals to the memory of their mothers. — Rudyard Kipling

Redundant Thematics

In Rudyard Kipling Statements


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

All we have of freedom––All we use or know––this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling quotes on world

When man has come to the Turnstiles of Night, all the creeds in the world seem to him wonderfully alike and colorless. — Rudyard Kipling

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears. — Rudyard Kipling

of all the liars in the world sometimes the worst are our own fears Rudyard Kipling quote

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

It’is like a book, I think, this bloomin’ world. — Rudyard Kipling

There aren’t twelve–hundred people in the world who understand pictures. The others pretend and don’t care. — Rudyard Kipling

Good luck go with you, O Chief of the Wolves. And good luck and strong white teeth go with noble children that they may never forget the hungry in this world. — Rudyard Kipling

War is an ill thing, as I surely know. But ‘twould be an ill world for weaponless dreamers if evil men were not now and then slain. — Rudyard Kipling

it is like a book i think this bloomin world Rudyard Kipling quote

More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies. — Rudyard Kipling

All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world: those that stay at home and those that do not. — Rudyard Kipling

What was Rudyard Kipling’s education?

Rudyard Kipling was born in India and spent his early childhood there.

He was sent to stay at Southsea, England, for schooling, where he was ill treated, and his secondary education was at United Services College in Devon.


Fiction is Truth’s elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story. — Rudyard Kipling

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins, when all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins. — Rudyard Kipling

It is not a good fancy,’ said the llama. ‘What profit to kill men?’ Very little–as I know; but if evil men were not now and then slain it would not be a good world for weaponless dreamers. — Rudyard Kipling

The white moth to the closing vine, The bee to the open clover, And the Gypsy blood to the Gypsy blood Ever the wide world over. — Rudyard Kipling

All the money in the world is no use to a man or his country if he spends it as fast as he makes it. All he has left is his bills and the reputation for being a fool. — Rudyard Kipling

However the world pretends to divide itself, there are only two divisions in the world today–human beings and Germans. — Rudyard Kipling

Good Lord! who can account for the fathomless folly of the public? — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling quotes on life

She is intensely human, and lives to look upon life. — Rudyard Kipling

she is intensely human and lives to look upon life Rudyard Kipling quote

The world is very lovely, and it’s very horrible–and it doesn’t care about your life or mine or anything else. — Rudyard Kipling

I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards. — Rudyard Kipling

Politics are not my concern…. They impressed me as a dog’s life without a dog’s decencies. — Rudyard Kipling

This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. — Rudyard Kipling

In the jungle, life and food depend on keeping your temper. — Rudyard Kipling

in the jungle life and food depend on keeping your temper Rudyard Kipling quote

There is but one task for all––One life for each to give. What stands if Freedom fall?’ [For All We Have and Are] — Rudyard Kipling

Yet there be certain times in a young man’s life, when, through great sorrow or sin, all the boy in him is burnt and seared away so that he passes at one step to the more sorrowful state of manhood — Rudyard Kipling

E’s all’ot sand an’ ginger when alive, An”e’s generally shammin’ when’e’s dead. — Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling quotes on work

Meddling with another man’s folly is always thankless work. — Rudyard Kipling

How did Rudyard Kipling become famous?

While working in India, Rudyard Kipling published a collection of verse and several volumes of short stories, including The Phantom Rickshaw, all of which were well received by the public.

He moved to England in 1889 and enjoyed a meteoric rise to literary fame, especially after the appearance of Barrack-Room Ballads . .


Enough work to do, and strength enough to do the work. — Rudyard Kipling

meddling with another man s folly is always thankless work Rudyard Kipling quote

Till the master of all good workmen shall set us to work anew. — Rudyard Kipling

But till we are built like angels, with hammer and chisel and pen, we will work for ourself and a woman, forever and ever, Amen. — Rudyard Kipling

Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink. — Rudyard Kipling

And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame, But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star, Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They are! — Rudyard Kipling

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