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Robert Louis Stevenson
November 13, 1850 - December 3, 1894
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Writer
Subcategory: Scottish Writer

Every one lives by selling something.


For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.


Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

    Topics: Marriage

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.


A friend is a gift you give yourself.


The cruelest lies are often told in silence.


If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.


To forget oneself is to be happy.


It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it.


I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.


The world has no room for cowards.


He who sows hurry reaps indigestion.


If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.


Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.


Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.


Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.


The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.


It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.


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


I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.


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