Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

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

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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

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on garden and maxims

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on poetry, soul, and wine

Let first the onion flourish there, Rose among the roots, the maiden-fair Wine scented and poetic soul of the capacious salad bowl.

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)

Source: My Wife

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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 good and rest

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There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on family, friendship, honesty, and kindness

To be honest, to be kind - To earn a little and to spend a little less, to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence, to renounce when that shall be necessary and not be embittered, to keep a few friends, but these without capitulation - above all, on the same grim condition, to keep friends with himself - here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: A Christmas Sermon

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