Rudyard Kipling — English Writer born on December 30, 1865, died on January 18, 1936

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist... (wikipedia)

Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.