Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes


"The saints are the sinners who keep on trying."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"I consider the success of my day based on the seeds I sow, not the harvest I reap."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The cruelest lies are often told in silence."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Restfulness is a quality for cattle; the virtues are all active, life is alert."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"To forget oneself is to be happy."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Be what you are, and become what you are capable of becoming."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Since hate poisons the soul, don't cherish enmities or grudges: avoid people who make you unhappy."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Do not measure success by today's harvest. Measure success by the seeds you plant today."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

"There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Make the most of the best and the least of the worst."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"If they only married when they fell in love, most people would die unwed."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The world has no room for cowards."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"We can only know others by ourselves."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Ice and iron cannot be welded."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The true wisdom is to be always seasonable, and to change with a good grace in changing circumstances."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?"

Robert Louis Stevenson

"We should strive to go on in fortune and misfortune like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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