Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes (53 quotations)

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1. ...for no man lives in the external truth among salts and acids, but in the warm, phantasmagoric chamber of his brain, with the painted windows and the storied wall. - Robert Louis Stevenson

2. A friend is a gift you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

3. A friend is a present you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

4. All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. - Robert Louis Stevenson

5. Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means. - Robert Louis Stevenson

6. Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life. - Robert Louis Stevenson

7. Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

8. He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes. - Robert Louis Stevenson

9. I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something. - Robert Louis Stevenson

10. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert Louis Stevenson

11. 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

12. If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police. - Robert Louis Stevenson

13. If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong. - Robert Louis Stevenson

14. It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. - Robert Louis Stevenson

15. It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. - Robert Louis Stevenson

16. It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect. - Robert Louis Stevenson

17. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. - Robert Louis Stevenson

18. Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords. - Robert Louis Stevenson

19. Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes. - Robert Louis Stevenson

20. No man is useless while he has a friend. - Robert Louis Stevenson

21. Nothing like a little judicious levity. - Robert Louis Stevenson

22. Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own. - Robert Louis Stevenson

23. Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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

25. Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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