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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.


I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.


We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.


There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.


To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.


When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.


The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.


In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.


To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.


I've a grand memory for forgetting.


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


No man is useless while he has a friend.


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


Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.


Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly.


That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.


It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.


The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.


You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.


When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.


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