Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on duty, good, happiness, ideas, neighbors, and people

There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on poetry and wine

Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on sanity

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Every man has a sane spot somewhere.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on fear, inspiration, and sharing

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on heart, impulses, mankind, traditions, and world

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on action and good

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on appreciation, beauty, children, earth, failure, improvement, intelligence, laughter, life, love, men, poetry, respect, soul, success, and world

That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on gold

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Trusty, dusky, vivid, true, With eyes of gold and bramble-dew, Steel-true and blade-straight, The great artificer made my mate.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on impossibility, love, posterity, respect, and spirit

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on business, cheerfulness, contentment, day, duty, gifts, kindness, laughter, play, prayer, and sleep

A Morning Prayer The day returns and brings us the petty round of irritating concerns and duties. Help us to play the man; help us to perform them with laughter and kind faces, let cheerfulness abound with industry. Give us to go blithely on our business all this day. Bring us to our resting beds weary and content and undishonored and grant us in the end the gift of sleep.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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