Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on cheerfulness, duty, life, men, morality, and vices

Gentleness and cheerfulness, these come before all morality: they are the perfect duties. If your morals make you dreary, depend on it they are wrong. I do not say, 'give them up,' for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better men

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on dogs and heaven

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nothing like a little judicious levity.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: The Wrong Box

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on lies and silence

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on poetry and wine

Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on age, education, health, money, and profit

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 (1850 - 1894)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on labor, success, and travel

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: Virginibus Puerisque, El Dorado

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on weakness

You cannot run away from a weakness, you must sometime fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content