„Naučte mne radovat se z věcí prostých a žít zvesela bez hořké pachuti. Odpuštění nás oprostí od zla. Přejme lásku všem lidem pod sluncem.“

—  Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Zdroj: [Exley, Helen, Pro klid v duši 365 : Citáty na každý den, Zuzana Pavlová, Slovart, Praha, 2018, 368, 978-80-7529-518-7, 301]

„I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.“

—  Rudyard Kipling

A Dead Statesman
Epitaphs of the War (1914-1918) (1918)
Kontext: I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?

„He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.“

—  Rudyard Kipling, kniha Many Inventions

The Finest Story in the World http://www.telelib.com/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/prose/ManyInventions/fineststory.html (1893).
Other works
Zdroj: Many Inventions
Kontext: When next he came to me he was drunk—royally drunk on many poets for the first time revealed to him. His pupils were dilated, his words tumbled over each other, and he wrapped himself in quotations—as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of emperors.

„There be triple ways to take, of the eagle or the snake,
Or the way of a man with a maid“

—  Rudyard Kipling

The Long Trail http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/volumeXI/longtrail.html, Stanza 5.
Other works
Kontext: There be triple ways to take, of the eagle or the snake,
Or the way of a man with a maid;
But the fairest way to me is a ship's upon the sea
In the heel of the North-East Trade.

„As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market-Place.“

—  Rudyard Kipling, The Gods of the Copybook Headings

The Gods of the Copybook Headings, Stanza 1 (1919).
Other works
Kontext: As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market-Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

„No easy hope or lies
Shall bring us to our goal,
But iron sacrifice
Of body, will, and soul.“

—  Rudyard Kipling

For All We Have and Are, Stanza 4.
Other works
Kontext: No easy hope or lies
Shall bring us to our goal,
But iron sacrifice
Of body, will, and soul.
There is but one task for all—
One life for each to give.
What stands if Freedom fall?
Who dies if England live?

„We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!“

—  Rudyard Kipling

The Secret of the Machines, Stanza 7.
Other works
Kontext: But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!

„Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!“

—  Rudyard Kipling

The Secret of the Machines, Stanza 7.
Other works
Kontext: But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!

„Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.“

—  Rudyard Kipling, kniha The Second Jungle Book

The Law of the Jungle, Stanzas 1 and 2.
The Second Jungle Book (1895)
Kontext: p>Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the Law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.</p

„Fiction is Truth's elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story.“

—  Rudyard Kipling

"Fiction", speech to the Royal Society of Literature, June 1926; published in Writings on Writing: Rudyard Kipling (1996), ed. Sandra Kemp and Lisa Lewis, p. 80 http://books.google.com/books?id=-AQStA5QMjwC&q=%22elder+sister%22&pg=PA80
Other works

„Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;“

—  Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of East and West

The Ballad of East and West (1889).
Other works
Kontext: Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, border, nor breed, nor birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!

„If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch“

—  Rudyard Kipling, kniha The Second Jungle Book

Stanza 4.
The Second Jungle Book (1895), If— (1896)
Kontext: If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!

„If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!“

—  Rudyard Kipling, kniha The Second Jungle Book

Stanza 4.
The Second Jungle Book (1895), If— (1896)
Kontext: If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!

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