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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
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A friend is a gift you give yourself.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
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Robert Louis Stevenson
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
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Robert Louis Stevenson, An Apology for Idlers, 1874
There is no duty we so much underrate as the as the duty of being happy.
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Robert Louis Stevenson, An Apology for Idlers, 1874
Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
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Robert Louis Stevenson, Beggars, 1903
To hold the same views at forty as we did at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.
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Robert Louis Stevenson, Crabbed Age and Youth, 1874

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Showing quotations 1 to 17 of 17 total.
 
Showing quotations 1 to 17 of 17 total
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