Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson Quotes


104 Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson quotes:



"Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords."
"No man is useless who has a friend, and if we are loved we are indispensable."
"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."
"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."
"Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man."
"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."
"Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life."
"Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it."
"He who sows hurry reaps indigestion."
"Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes."
"To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life."
"Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly."
"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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"The world is so full of a number of things man sure should all be as happy as kings"
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"The existence of a man is so small a thing to take, so mighty a thing to employ"
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"A man who has been three years biting his nails on a desert island can't expect to appear as sane as you and me."
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"Every man has a sane spot somewhere"
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"Every man is his own doctor of divinity in the last resort"
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"A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation."
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"The obscurest epoch is to-day."
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