65 Rudyard Kipling Quotes On Success In Life

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work. These Rudyard Kipling quotes will motivate you.

Best Rudyard Kipling Quotes

  1. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  2. “I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  3. “If you can wait, and not be tired by waiting … if you can dream, and not make dreams your master; if you can think, and not make thoughts your aim; if you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same; … yours is the earth and everything that’s in it…” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  4. “Beware of overconcern for money, or position, or glory. Someday you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  5. “A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  6. “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  7. “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
  8. “This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  9. “We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  10. “If you can walk with the crowd and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch;
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    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 – which is more – you’ll be a man my son!” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  11. “There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  12. “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  13. “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  14. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  15. “Now this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back — For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” ~ Rudyard Kipling Quotes
  16. “No printed word, nor spoken plea can teach young minds what they should be. Not all the books on all the shelves – but what the teachers are themselves.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  17. “He who faces no calamity gains no courage.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  18. “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
  19. “If you want something and don’t get it, there are only two reasons. You either really didn’t want it, or you tried to bargain over the price.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  20. Savings represent much more than mere money value. They are the proof that the saver is worth something in himself. Any fool can waste; any fool can muddle; but it takes something more of a man to save and the more he saves the more of a man he makes of himself. Waste and extravagance unsettle a man’s mind for every crisis; thrift, which means some form of self-restraint, steadies it.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  21. “Believe the best of everybody.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  22. “If you give someone more than they can do, they will do it. If you give them only what they can do, they will do nothing.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  23. “No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  24. “Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  25. “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  26. “He travels the fastest who travels alone.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  27. “Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  28. “Follow the dream, and always the dream, and only the dream.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  29. “Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  30. “He who can reach a child’s heart can reach the worlds heart.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  31. “I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  32. “I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  33. “Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  34. “A Time For Prayer “In times of war and not before, God and the soldier we adore. But in times of peace and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted.” -Rudyard Kipling” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  35. “Nations have passed away and left no traces, And history gives the naked cause of it – One single simple reason in all cases; They fell because their peoples were not fit.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  36. “The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  37. “Politicians. Little Tin Gods on Wheels.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  38. “Delight in the little things.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  39. “Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  40. “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  41. “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  42. “Not getting what you want either means you don’t want it enough, or you have been dealing too long with the price you have to pay.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  43. “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  44. “A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  45. “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  46. “You must learn to forgive a man when he’s in love. He’s always a nuisance.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  47. “If you can meet success and failure and treat them both as impostors, then you are a balanced man, my son.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  48. “All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  49. “I have seen something of this world,” she said over the trays, “and there are but two sorts of women in it– those who take the strength out of a man, and those who put it back. Once I was that one, and now I am this.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  50. “The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  51. “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
  52. “There are gems of wondrous brightness
    Ofttimes lying at our feet,
    And we pass them, walking thoughtless,
    Down the busy, crowded street.
    If we knew, our pace would slacken,
    We would step more oft with care,
    Lest our careless feet be treading
    To the earth some jewel rare.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  53. “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
  54. “All sensible men are of the same religion, but no sensible man ever tells.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  55. “I worked like a horse and I ate like a hog and I slept like a dead man.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  56. “Yes, making mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep… For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that an’ Chuck him out, the brute! But it’s Saviour of his country, when the guns begins to shoot!” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  57. “Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  58. “Let it be clearly understood that the Russian is a delightful person till he tucks in his shirt. As an Oriental he is charming. It is only when he insists on being treated as the most easterly of western peoples instead of the most westerly of easterns that he becomes a racial anomaly extremely difficult to handle.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  59. “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

  60. “For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
    A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.
    Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man;
    But it takes a very clever woman to manage a fool.
    I never made a mistake in my life;
    At least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  61. “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
  62. “There is no sin greater than ignorance.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  63. “For it’s “guns this” and “guns that,” and “chuck ’em out, the brutes,” But they’re the “Savior of our loved ones” when the thugs begin to loot.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  64. “Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  65. “At two o’clock in the morning, if you open your window and listen, You will hear the feet of the Wind that is going to call the sun. And the trees in the Shadow rustle and the trees in the moonlight glisten, And though it is deep, dark night, you feel that the night is done.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

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