Posts Tagged ‘Rudyard Kipling’

Quote of the day, June 17

June 17, 2017

Rudyard Kipling,on making the most of life

“Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.”


Quote of the day, Nov. 11

November 11, 2015

Rudyard Kipling, from “Tommy”

“For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’/ ‘Chuck him out, the brute!’/ But it’s ‘Savior of ‘is country’ when the guns begin to shoot.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 7

August 7, 2015

Rudyard Kipling, from “The Sea and the Hills”

Who hath desired the Sea?—the sight of salt wind-hounded—
The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash of the comber win hounded?
The sleek-barrelled swell before storm, grey, foamless, enormous, and growing—
Stark calm on the lap of the Line or the crazy-eyed hurricane blowing—
His Sea in no showing the same his Sea and the same ‘neath each showing:
His Sea as she slackens or thrills?
So and no otherwise—so and no otherwise—hillmen desire their Hills!

Quote of the day, July 31

July 31, 2013

Rudyard Kipling, on building gardens

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 13

January 13, 2012

Rudyard Kipling, on being in the minority

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 14

September 14, 2011

Rudyard Kipling, on words

“Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.”