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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

(1850-1895), Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist

Everyone lives by selling something.

Category: Sales

The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.

Category: Sin

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Category: Speech

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

Category: Success

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.

Category: Taboos

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.

Category: Travel And Tourism

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

Category: Travel And Tourism

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.

Category: Travel And Tourism

He travels best that knows when to return. Middleton For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

Category: Travel And Tourism

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

Category: Travel And Tourism

The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.

Category: Truth

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.

Category: Vocabulary

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?

Category: Weakness

The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Category: World

For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!

Category: Youth