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55 Top Quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Best Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

Robert Louis Stevenson was a well known Scottish poet, novelist, essayist as well as travel writer. He was best known for his amazing novels such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Below are some of the famous quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

  1. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. “The cruelest lies are often told in silence.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. “Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. “Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. “You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. “Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. “The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. “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.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. “To forget oneself is to be happy.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. “Youth is wholly experimental” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  13. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. “You cannot run away from a weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. “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.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. “So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  18. “It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  19. “An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. “Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  21. “The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  22. “All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  23. “The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  24. “You can kill the body but not the spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  25. “To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying “Amen” to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  26. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  27. “For God’s sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  29. “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.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  30. “To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness – these are the gifts which money cannot buy” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. “All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  32. “Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  33. “There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  34. “Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  35. “It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  36. “Quiet minds can’t be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  37. “There is but one art, to omit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  38. “To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  39. “Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  40. “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.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  41. “The world is full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  42. “Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  43. “It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  44. “The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  45. “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.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  46. “Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  47. “Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  48. “The obscurest epoch is to-day.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  49. “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  50. “We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  51. “The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  52. “There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  53. “Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  54. “The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  55. “The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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