Robert Louis Stephenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (November 13, 1850-December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, and a representative of neo-romanticism in English literature

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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.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
There is so much good in the worst of us, an so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us not to talk about the rest of us.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much who has gained the respect of 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.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work.
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
So long as we love we serve so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indespensable and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
To be truly happy is a question of how we begin and not of how we end, of what we want and not of what we have.
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.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
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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