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Quotes by Robert Louis Stevenso - (50 quotes)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Advice category:

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Aging category:

To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Books category:

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Business category:

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Courage category:

Courage, the footstool of the Virtues, upon which they stand. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Courage category:

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Failure category:

Here lies one who meant well, tried a little, failed much. Surely that may be his epitaph of which he need not be ashamed. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Fear category:

A man should stop his ears against paralyzing terror and run the race that is set before him with a single mind. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Fear category:

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Friendship category:

A friend is a present you give yourself. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Friendship category:

The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make them the easier to destroy and forget. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Gender category:

The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Generosity category:

I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Goodness category:

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Goodness category:

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Gratitude category:

-to his wife...
So now, in the end, if this the least be good, / If any deed be done, if any fire, / Burn in the imperfect page, the praise be thine. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Happiness category:

The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Humanity category:

Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral: a thing as simple and specious as a statue to the first glance, and yet on examination, as lively and interesting as a forest in detail. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Immortality category:

It is almost as if the millennium were arrived, when we shall throw our clocks and watches over the housetop, and remember time and seasons no more. Not to keep hours for a lifetime is... to live forever. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Innocence category:

A little amateur painting in water-colours shows the innocent and quiet mind. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Intellect category:

Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Journey category:

Old and young, we are all on our last cruise. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Language category:

The world was made before English language, and seemingly upon a different design. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Life category:

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Light category:

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, / And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Loneliness category:

A friend is a gift you give yourself. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Morality category:

-Across the Plains
If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it, they are wrong. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Painting category:

A little amateur painting in water-color shows the innocent and quiet mind. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Patience category:

He sows hurry and reaps indigestion. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Perseverance category:

The saints are the sinners who keep on going. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Pets category:

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there before any of us. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Plagiarism category:

Of all my verse, like not a single line; / But like my title, for it is not mine. / That title from a better man I stole; / Ah, how much better, had I stol'n the whole! (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Pleasure category:

I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Poetry category:

Wine is bottled poetry. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Potential category:

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Production category:

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Routine category:

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Selling category:

Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Solitude category:

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Standards category:

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Success category:

The true success is to labour. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Time category:

You have no idea, unless you have tried it, how endlessly long is a summer's day, that you measure out only by hunger, and bring to an end only when you are drowsy. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Titles category:

Of all my verse, like not a single line; / But like my title, for it is not mine. / That title from a better man I stole; / Ah, how much better, had I stol'n the whole! (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Travel category:

For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Travel category:

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Travel category:

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Universe category:

Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Vanity category:

Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Watercolours category:

A little amateur painting in water-color shows the innocent and quiet mind. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Robert Louis Stevenson - From the Work category:

If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him. (Robert Louis Stevenson)