Rudyard Kipling

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!

There is no sin greater than ignorance.

Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.

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.

They copied all they could followbut they couldn't copy my mindso I left them sweating and stealinga year and a half behind.

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

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

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

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.

Funny how the new things are the old things.

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

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!

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.

There's no jealousy in the grave.

Every woman knows all about everything.

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.

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