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Rudyard Kipling

  • I keep six honest serving men. ( They taught me all I know ); Their names are What and Why and When and how and Where and who.

  • A rag and a bone and a hank of hair.

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

  • A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.

  • For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

  • God knows, and He won't split on a pal.

  • If you hit a pony over the nose at the outset of your acquaintance, he may not love you but he will take a deep interest in your movements ever afterwards.

  • Sing, for faith and hope are high - none so true as you and I - sing the Lovers' Litany: ''Love like ours can never die!''

  • The colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady Are sisters under their skins.

  • Make ye no truce with Adam-zad - the Bear that walks like a man.

  • There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, and every single one of them is right.

  • He travels the fastest who travels alone.

  • An' I learned about women from 'er.

  • Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.

  • Though I've belted you and flayed you, by the livin' Gawd that made you, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

  • God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

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