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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
QUOTATION: Four things greater than all things are,—
Women and Horses and Power and War.
ATTRIBUTION: RUDYARD KIPLING, “The Ballad of the King’s Jest,” stanza 5, The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: Departmental Ditties and Barrack-Room Ballads, vol. 25, p. 234 (1941, reprinted 1970).
SUBJECTS: Greatness