Kipling




 
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Boots
 
July 27th, 2003  
Redneck
 
 

Topic: Kipling


It's hard to say that one quote is my favorite, but I have another one that really hits home, at least with me;


We have a thousand reasons for failure but not a single excuse.
-Rudyard Kipling
July 31st, 2003  
GuyontheRight
 
Was that quote said under the context of military history or was it rather just adapted from a general quote?
August 1st, 2003  
Redneck
 
 
It's a direct quote from Rudyard Kipling, who, although he never served in uniform, was entirely infatuated with the service and the fighting man. I believe it is quite fitting in all areas of life, but most particularly in the military context. I apologize if that is a no-go, but I felt that it warrented a showing here.
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Boots
June 3rd, 2004  
Janie
 
OK, dragging this up from a year ago. Is he your favorite author? Or is that your favorite quote?
My favorite Author is John Steinbeck.
June 3rd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I would say that he is one of my top three favorites. My Dad has a complete series of his first editions, all published right around the turn of the century and their bindings are covered with the Hindu swastikas, which was always a conversation starter when people who didn't realize that they were published while Hitler was still in diapers saw them. I read all of them probably a dozen times, loved every bit of it.