Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson Quotes

104 Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson quotes:

"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."
"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."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Brave Quotes
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us"
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Dogs Quotes
"By the time a man gets into the seventies his continued existence is a mere miracle."
"For God's sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself"
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
"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."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Fortune Quotes
"His friends were those of his own blood or those whom he had known the longest; his affections, like ivy, were the growth of time, they implied no aptness in the object."
"If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"The cruellest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator."
"We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life"
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"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."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police"
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor."
"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last."
"Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it."
"For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!"
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind."
"It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect. what may be called a phenomenon, no matter in what sphere."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Action Quotes

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