Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

A bottle of good wine, like a good act, shines ever in the retrospect

Robert Louis Stevenson

An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate

Robert Louis Stevenson

The existence of a man is so small a thing to take, so mighty a thing to employ.

Robert Louis Stevenson

When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.

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

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

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson
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