Talk:Rudyard Kipling

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  • If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

Pithy quote attributed to Kipling?[edit]

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?

Thank you for your time, Wordreader (talk) 19:40, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]