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If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
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If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
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Witty remark. Wer wagt, gewinnt - früher oder später! as the German saying goes.
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Kipling, Rudyard, 1865–1936, English author, b. Bombay (now Mumbai), India. Educated in England, Kipling returned to India in 1882 and worked as an editor on a Lahore paper. His early poems were collected in Departmental Ditties (1886), Barrack-Room Ballads (1892), and other volumes. His first short stories of Anglo-Indian life appeared in Plain Tales from the Hills (1888) and Soldiers Three (1888). In 1889 he returned to London, where his novel The Light That Failed (1890) appeared. Kipling's masterful stories and poems interpreted India in all its heat, strife, and ennui. His romantic imperialism and his characterization of the true Englishman as brave, conscientious, and self-reliant did much to enhance his popularity. These views are reflected in such well-known poems as "The White Man's Burden," "Loot," "Mandalay," "Gunga Din," and Recessional (1897).

In London in 1892, he married Caroline Balestier, an American, and lived in Vermont for four years. There he wrote children's stories, The Jungle Book (1894) and Second Jungle Book (1895), Kim (1901), Just So Stories (1902), and Captains Courageous (1897). Returning to England in 1900, he lived in Sussex, the setting of Puck of Pook's Hill (1906). Other works include Stalky and Co. (1899) and his famous poem "If" (1910). England's first Nobel Prize winner in literature (1907), he is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Bibliography

See his Something of Myself (1937); biographies by J. I. M. Stewart (1966), J. Harrison (1982), H. Ricketts (2000), and D. Gilmour (2002); studies by J. M. S. Tompkins (2d ed. 1965), V. A. Shashane (1973), R. F. Moss (1982), P. Mallett, ed. (1989), and W. B. Dillingham (2008).
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If you can meet success and failure and treat them both as impostors, then you are a balanced man, my son.
- Rudyard Kipling
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Daemon wrote:
If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)


If you don't get what you want, then somebody gets it for sure... Relax.
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RUDYARD KIPLING | 10 FACTS ON THE FAMOUS ENGLISH AUTHOR

#1 He was named after the Rudyard Lake in England;

#2 He described dreadful years of his childhood in his short story Baa Baa, Black Sheep;

#3 He captured his adolescent years in his novel Stalky & Co.;

#4 His first published collection of verse was Departmental Ditties;

#5 Kipling married Caroline Starr Balestier and had three children with her;

#6 Rudyard Kipling was the highest paid writer in the world;

#7 Two of his three children died at an early age due to sickness and war;

#8 Rudyard Kipling remains the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature;

#9 Rudyard Kipling is considered a major innovator in short story writing;

#10 George Orwell called Kipling a prophet of British imperialism;



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More likely a sure sign you couldn't afford it, what with your being way over your credit card limit.
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