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Robert W. Service
January 16, 1874 - September 11, 1958
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Scottish Poet

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.


I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors.


The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.


I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.


Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.


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