Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Youth is wholly experimental

Robert Louis Stevenson

A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

Robert Louis Stevenson

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Umbrellas, like faces, acquire a certain sympathy with the individual who carries them. May it not be said of the bearers of these inappropriate umbrellas, that they go about the streets 'with a lie in their right hand?' Except in a very few cases of hypocrisy joined to a powerful intellect, men, not by nature, umbrellarians, have tried again and again to become so by art, and yet have failed, have expended their patrimony in the purchase of umbrella after umbrella, and yet have systematically lost them, and have finally, with contrite spirits and shrunken purses, given up their vain struggle, and relied on theft and borrowing for the remainder of their lives.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Thereís no music like a little riverís ... It takes the mind out of doors ... and... sir, it quiets a man down like saying his prayers.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Go, little book, and wish to all Flowers in the garden, meat in the hall, A bin of wine, a spice of wit, A house with lawns enclosing it, A living river by the door, A nightingale in the sycamore

Robert Louis Stevenson

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
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