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Quotes By Robert Louis Stevenson


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Robert Louis Stevenson:

A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Idleness.

A great part of life consists in contemplating what we cannot cure.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Life.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Trees.

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Language.

No child but must remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes, Essays in The Art of Writing - Category: Children, Fairies.

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Vegitarians.

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Failure.

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes, Virginibus puerisque, 1881 - Category: Business.

Saints are sinners who kept on going.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Perseverance.

Some places speak distinctly. Certain dank gardens cry aloud for a murder; certain old houses demand to be haunted; certain coasts are set apart for shipwrecks.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Places.

That 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 Quotes - Category: Success.

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Simplicity.

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Lies.

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Life.

Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Vanity.

Wine is bottled poetry.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Alcohol.

You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes - Category: Compatibility, Crying, Laughter, Wives.

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