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    A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?" Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    Everyone is more or less mad on one point. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages. Rudyard-KiplingRudyard Kipling
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    If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!' Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    It's clever, but is it Art? Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    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. Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets. Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling
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    When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier. Rudyard-Kipling/">Rudyard Kipling