Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

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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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on fortune, misfortune, privacy, and quiet

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock in a thunderstorm.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on life

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Every one lives by selling something.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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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)

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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)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on life and thankfulness

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on habits and happiness

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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