Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Scottish writer and poet

Lived from: 1850-1895

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Robert Louis Stevenson

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    A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
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    A friend is a present you give to yourself.
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    Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

    Source: Virginibus Puerisque (1881)

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    All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
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    An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
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    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, until the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means.
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    Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
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    Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
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    Every man has a sane spot somewhere.
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    Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
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    Everyone lives by selling something.
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    For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
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    For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
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    Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
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    He travels best that knows when to return. Middleton For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
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