Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

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

Marriage is like life – it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses.

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.

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.

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.

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.

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There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

We must accept life for what it actually is – a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.

Wine is bottled poetry.

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?