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Rudyard Kipling

(1865-1936) English Writer of Prose, Verse

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

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

All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They.

He travels the fastest who travels alone.

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.

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

Smells are surer than sounds or sight to make your heart-strings crack.

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.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. 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.

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