Joseph Rudyard Kipling 1865 – 1936 was an English journalist, author and poet born in India. 
He travelled extensively during his lifetime and many of his works were heavily influenced by his time in India. 
‘We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding’ 
‘If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten’ 
‘There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this’ 
‘If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son’ 
‘For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack’ 
‘I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who’ 
‘We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse’ 
‘Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind’ 
‘A people always ends by resembling its shadow’ 
‘For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one’ 
‘He travels the fastest who travels alone’ 
‘For the female of the species is more deadly than the male’ 
‘A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty’ 
‘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!’ 
‘God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers’ 
‘I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble’ 
‘I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards’ 
A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty’ 
‘Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs’ 
‘The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool’ 
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