RUDYARD KIPLING, "The Ladies", Collected Verse
We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven't had any tea for a week...
The bottom is out of the Universe.
RUDYARD KIPLING, The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling
Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew
(Twenty bridges or twenty-two)
Wanted to know what the River knew,
For they were young, and the Thames was old
And this is the tale that River told ...
RUDYARD KIPLING, "The River's Tale", Writings in Prose and Verse
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
RUDYARD KIPLING, "The Law of the Jungle", The Second Jungle Book
I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards.
RUDYARD KIPLING, Under the Deodars