"I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Rudyard Kipling on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Rudyard Kipling on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Rudyard Kipling on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Rudyard Kipling on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Rudyard Kipling on Dalai Lama
"He travels the fastest who travels alone."
"Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone."
"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?'"
"It's clever, but is it Art?"
"San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty."