"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Rudyard Kipling on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Rudyard Kipling on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Rudyard Kipling on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Rudyard Kipling on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Rudyard Kipling on Thomas Jefferson
"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."