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Mowgli Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Mowgli
  1. #1
    “And what is a man that he should not run with his brothers? I was born in the jungle; I have obeyed the Law of the Jungle; and there is no wolf of ours from whose paws I have not pulled a thorn. Surely they are my brothers!”
  2. #2
    “What is it? What is it? . . . Am I dying, Bagheera?”
    “No, Little Brother. Those are only tears such as men use.”
  3. #3
    “My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand.”
  4. #4
    “Many of the wolves that looked thee over when thou wast brought to the Council first are old too, and the young wolves believe, as Shere Khan has taught them, that a man-cub has no place with the Pack.”
  5. #5
    “To kill a naked cub is shame. Besides, he may make better sport for you when he is grown.”
  6. #6
    “And he grew and grew strong as a boy must grow who does not know that he is learning any lessons, and who has nothing in the world to think of except things to eat.”
  7. #7
    “Ye have told me so often to-night that I am a man (though indeed I would have been a wolf with you to my life’s end) that I feel your words are true.”
  8. #8
    “Men and their cubs are very wise. He may be a help in time.”
  9. #9
    “Sorrow never stays punishment. But remember, Bagheera, he is very little.”
  10. #10
    “Ay, roar well,” said Bagheera, under his whiskers; “for the time comes when this naked thing will make thee roar to another tune, or I know nothing of Man.”
  11. #11
    “The jungle is shut to me, and I must forget your talk and your companionship; but I will be more merciful than ye are. Because I was all but your brother in blood, I promise that when I am a man among men I will not betray ye to men as ye have betrayed me.”
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