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Plain Tales from the Hills

Rudyard Kipling

Top 10 Best Quotes

“A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.”

“Now India is a place beyond all others where one must not take things too seriously—the midday sun always excepted.”

“It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilised Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight.”

“promised his love to keep her quiet—that he had never”

“Men often do their best work blind, for some one else's sake.”

“When a man does good work out of all proportion to his pay, in seven cases out of nine there is a woman at the back of the virtue. The two exceptions must have suffered from sunstroke. All kinds of magic are out of date and done away with, except in India, where nothing changes in spite of the shiny, top-scum stuff that people call "civilization".”

“Then says Mrs. Hauksbee to me – she looked a trifle faded and jaded in the lamplight: “Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.”

“The Viceroy possessed no name – nothing but a string of counties and two-thirds of the alphabet after them.”

“One of these days, Strickland is going to write a little book on his experiences. That book will be worth buying; and even more, worth suppressing.”

“No jury, we knew, could convict a man on the criminal count on native evidence in a land where you can buy a murder-charge, including the corpse, all complete for fifty-four rupees”

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