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quotation: Funny how the new things are the old things. Rudyard Kipling


Funny how the new things are the old things.

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QUOTATION: Rudyard Kipling


Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.

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QUOTATION: Rudyard Kipling


Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors.

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QUOTATION: Rudyard Kipling


The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.

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QUOTATION: Rudyard Kipling


Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

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QUOTATION: Rudyard Kipling


There’s no jealousy in the grave.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: FRANK NELSON DOUBLEDAY (1862)


Frank Nelson Doubleday (1862)

Doubleday was an American publisher best known for founding the Doubleday & McClure Company. Doubleday was so fascinated with printing as a boy that he saved up and bought his own printing press, and he began working at famed publishing house Charles Scribner’s Sons at age 14. In 1897, he formed his own company with Samuel S. McClure, publisher of McClure’s Magazine, and their firm became a prominent publishing house. What strange nickname did Rudyard Kipling give Doubleday? More… Discuss

 

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Quotation: Rudyard Kipling on keeping the jungle law


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.

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Rudyard Kipling on ‘fair words prevailing’


When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle, and neither will go from the trail,
Lie down till the leaders have spoken—it may be fair words shall prevail.

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Quotation: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) on Childhood Experiences


Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.

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Quotation of the Day: Rudyard Kipling on Ponderence


Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.

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Today’s Quotation: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)


Today’s Quotation

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.

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Quotation Of The Day: Jerome Kapla Jerome (1859-1927)


Quotation Of The Day:

It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so. (Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss)

Jerome Klapka Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome
Born 2 May 1859(1859-05-02)
Walsall, Staffordshire, England
Died 14 June 1927(1927-06-14) (aged 68)
Northampton, England
Occupation Author
Nationality British
Genres Humour

Three Men in a Boat and later career

Jerome sat down to write Three Men in a Boat as soon as the couple returned from their honeymoon. In the novel, his wife was replaced by his longtime friends George Wingrave (George) and Carl Hentschel (Harris). This allowed him to create comic (and non-sentimental) situations which were nonetheless intertwined with the history of the Thames region. The book, published in 1889, became an instant success and is still in print. Its popularity was such that the number of registered Thames boats went up fifty percent in the year following its publication, and it contributed significantly to the Thames becoming a tourist attraction.

In its first twenty years alone, the book sold over a million copies worldwide. It has been adapted to movies, TV and radio shows, stage plays, and even a musical. Its writing style influenced many humorists and satirists in England and elsewhere.

With the financial security the sales of the book provided, Jerome was able to dedicate all of his time to writing. He wrote a number of plays, essays and novels, but was never able to recapture the success of Three Men in a Boat. In 1892 he was chosen by Robert Barr to edit The Idler (over Rudyard Kipling). The magazine was an illustrated satirical monthly catering to gentlemen (who, following the theme of the publication, appreciated idleness).
Among many humorous, and satirical observations, from the story comes the following, sharp edge of a phrase, which read out of context may sound not quite right: so read the book and feel the actions on which the following was dropped:

It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.”
Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

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