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Rudyard Kipling
1865 - 1936

Novelist, poet, short-story writer, winner of Nobel prize for literature in 1907, author of The Jungle Book and others


Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.

All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.