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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something.

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.

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.

I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

I've a grand memory for forgetting.

If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.

If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong.

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.

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

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.

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.

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.

It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it.

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

It's a pleasant thing to be young, and have ten toes.

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.