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“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“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
“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Lay Morals
“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters
“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. ”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“If he be Mr. Hyde" he had thought, "I shall be Mr. Seek.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Familiar Studies of Men and Books
“The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
“It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it. ”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Sir, with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
“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.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped
“You must suffer me to go my own dark way.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
“With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, L'estrany cas del Dr. Jekyll i Mr. Hyde
“The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain common work as it comes certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Everyone, at some time or another, sits down to a banquet of consequences. ”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“You cannot run away from a weakness, you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now and where you stand?”
Robert Louis Stevenson

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