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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

 

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

 

All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.

 

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. 

 

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.

 

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

 

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. 

 

Every man has a sane spot somewhere.

 

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

 

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.

 

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser. 

 

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

 

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

 

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

 

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

 

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

 

Marriage is like life – it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses. 

 

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes. 

 

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

 

Nothing like a little judicious levity.

 

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.

 

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

 

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

 

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

 

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.

 

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.

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