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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes and Quotations


Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Ability and Achievement Quotes
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Absence Quotes
By the time a man gets well into his seventies his continued existence is a mere miracle.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Aging and Old Age Quotes
Everyone lives by selling something.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Buying and Selling Quotes
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Fools and Foolishness Quotes
Extreme busyness, whether at school, or college, kirk or market, is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Idleness Quotes
The cruellest lies are often told in silence.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Liars and Lying Quotes
Marriage is one long conversation checkered by disputes.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Marriage Quotes
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it they are wrong.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Morality and Ethics Quotes
Give us grace and strength to preserve. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends and soften to us our enemies. Give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Prayer Quotes
The cruellest lies are often told in silence.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Silence Quotes
It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Travel and Travellers Quotes
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 | Travel and Travellers Quotes
The Saints are the Sinners who keep on trying.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Virtue Quotes
Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Words and Language Quotes
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 | Work Quotes
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Work Quotes
There is but one art, to omit.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Writers and Writing Quotes
There is no duty so much underrated as the duty of being happy.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Happiness Quotes
The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Happiness Quotes
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God 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 of life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Happiness Quotes
To forget oneself is to be happy.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Happiness Quotes
We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Happiness Quotes
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God 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 of life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Forgiveness Quotes
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Friendship Quotes
A friend is a present you give to yourself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Friendship Quotes
A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Prayer Quotes
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you that you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Self-Reliance Quotes
I have resolved that from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | One Day Quotes
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 | One Day Quotes
The day returns and brings us the petty round of irritating concerns and duties. Help us to play the man, help us to perform them with laughter and kind faces; let cheerfulness abound with industry. Give us to go blithely on our business all this day, bring us to our resting beds weary and content and undishonored, and grant us in the end the gift of sleep.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Mornings Quotes
Wherever we are, it is but a stage on the way to somewhere else, and whatever we do, however well we do it, it is only a preparation to do something else that shall be different.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Change Quotes
To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years and to take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Creating Positive Change Quotes
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable, in retrospect.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Decisions Quotes
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Right Quotes
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying "Amen" to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Right Quotes
An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasurable activity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Goals Quotes
You cannot run away from a weakness. You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Success and Happiness Quotes
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Other Ways to Overcome Fear Quotes
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Risks Quotes
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Courage Quotes
Courage is the footstool of the Virtues, upon which they stand.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Courage Quotes
Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Getting Going Quotes
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Getting Going Quotes
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Success Quotes
Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Success Quotes
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Opportunity Quotes
Saints are sinners who kept on going.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
A man finds he has been wrong at every stage of his career, only to deduce the astonishing conclusion that he is at last entirely right.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and fall.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Friends Quotes
The essence of love is kindness.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Life Quotes
The essence of love is kindness.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Lighten up Quotes
It is very nice to think The world is full of meat and drink With little children saying grace In every Christian kind of place.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Childhood Quotes
I never weary of great churches. It is my favourite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Church Quotes
Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Grave Quotes
Give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving one to anther.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Prayer Quotes
Ah sorts of allowances are made for the illusions of youth; and none, or almost none, for the disenchantments of age.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Youth Quotes
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson | Youth Quotes


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