Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson Quotes


104 Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson quotes:



"I've a grand memory for forgetting."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police"
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"To make our idea of morality center on forbidden acts is to defile the imagination and to introduce into our judgments of our fellow-men a secret element of gusto."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Writers And Writing Quotes Taboos Quotes
"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
"I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate"
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Joy 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."
"The cruelest 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."
"All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Speech Quotes
"The saints are the sinners who keep on trying."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Sin Quotes
"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."
"I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something."
"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive."
"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."
"The cruelest lies are often told in silence."
"Nothing like a little judicious levity."
"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."
"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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