Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."

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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

Robert Louis Stevenson #Alone

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Art

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.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Best

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Best #Legal

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Business #Good #Life

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Business

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Change

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.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Great

When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Courage #Strength

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.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Courage

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Gardening

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Friendship #Marriage

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Good #Life

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Good #Love

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Good

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Good

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Good

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Good

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Good

Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Great #Travel

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Great

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.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Health

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Inspirational

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Inspirational

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Life #Thankful

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