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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    Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
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    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.
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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 gift you give yourself.
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    A friend is a present you give to yourself.
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    A friend is somebody who loves us with understanding, as well as emotion.
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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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    An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate.
    Source: Memories, Portraits, Essays and Records (2014)
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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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    Be what you are, and become what you are capable of becoming.
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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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    Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
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    Do not write merely to be understood. Write so you cannot possibly be misunderstood.
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