"We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Rudyard Kipling on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Rudyard Kipling on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Rudyard Kipling on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Rudyard Kipling on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Rudyard Kipling on Steve Jobs
"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."