- If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Pithy quote attributed to Kipling?
I saw a pithy quote in a Washington Post comment thread, attributed to Kipling, that does not appear here - - - "Power without responsibility, the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages."
However, this similar entry appears on the Tom Stoppard page - -
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe — responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
- Ch. 6: An Honourable Death
- This is a reference to a quote of Rudyard Kipling, "Power without responsibility — the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages," which became widely known after being quoted by prime minister Stanley Baldwin in a speech of 17 March 1931.
But since it is not here, is this an un-quote, an error?