Here's just a sampling of Kipling's gift to the richness of our language.
How many did you know were his?
From the Law of the Jungle:
…A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
…For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.
…We be of one blood, ye and I.
…He travels the fastest who travels alone.
…God could not be everywhere, therefore he made mothers.
…The colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady are sisters under their skins.
…It's just IT. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
…For the Female of the species is more deadly than the Male.
…A woman’s guess is more accurate than a man’s certainty.
…And a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke
…Fiction is Truth's elder sister. No one in the world knew what truth was
till someone had told a story.
…Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
...If history were taught in the form of stories it would never be forgotten.
…and that’s another story.
…There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.
…Of all said words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: ‘it might have been.’
…We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.
…Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.
…Many wear the robes, but few walk the Way.
…God help us for we knew the worst too young.
…If any question why we died, tell them because our fathers lied.
…Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, lest we forget, lest we forget.
…But who shall return us the children?
…Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.