Facts about Robert Louis Stevenson Scotland Flag

Summary

Robert Louis Stevenson was a famous Writer from Scotland, who lived between November 13, 1850 and December 3, 1894.

Biography

He was a Scottish author who wrote, among other things, Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He considered that he was to regenerate Scottish literature by Sir Walter Scott.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 84 quotes who is written / told by Robert, under the main topics: Inspirational, Legal, Motivational, Travel.

Related authors: Walter Scott

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Louis_Stevenson

Famous quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson (84)


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"The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us"
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"So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend"
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"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"
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"Wine is bottled poetry"
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"There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may"
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"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant"
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"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving"
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"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"
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"Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly"
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"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last"
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"So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend"
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"When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory"
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"You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to; but you must share a joke with someone else"
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"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world"
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"The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings"
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"The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings"
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"Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits"
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"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others"
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"When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine"
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"We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature"
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"There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change"
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"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us"
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"You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else"
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"You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?"
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"We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series"
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"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend"
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"We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it"
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"Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man"
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"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"
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"To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive"
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"To forget oneself is to be happy"
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"To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life"
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"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life"
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"The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature"
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"The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy"
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"The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty"
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"The obscurest epoch is today"
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"The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect"
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"The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions"
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"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"
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"The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing"
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"The cruelest lies are often told in silence"
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"The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye"
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"Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide"
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"Old and young, we are all on our last cruise"
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"Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends?"
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"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"
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"Nothing made by brute force lasts"
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"Nothing like a little judicious levity"
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"No man is useless while he has a friend"
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"Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity"
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"Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police"
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"Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes"
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"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"
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"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser"
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"It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves"
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"In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being"
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"If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong"
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"If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him"
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"I've a grand memory for forgetting"
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"I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion"
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"I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral"
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"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see"
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"I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered"
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"He who sows hurry reaps indigestion"
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"Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies"
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"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move"
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"Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life"
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"Everyone lives by selling something"
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"Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences"
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"Every man has a sane spot somewhere"
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"Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind"
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"Even if the doctor does not give you a year, even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week"
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"Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal"
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"Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life"
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"An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding"
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"All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer"
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"All human beings are commingled out of good and evil"
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"Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate"
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"A friend is a gift you give yourself"
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"To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life"
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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant"
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"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer"
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"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move"


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