Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes.

For no man lives in the external truth among salts and acids, but in the warm, phantasmagoric chamber of his brain, with the painted windows and the storied wall.

The friendly cow all red and white,<br> I love with all my heart:<br> She gives me cream with all her might;<br> to eat with apple tart.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.

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?

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

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

No man is useless while he has a friend.

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.

If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.

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

Wine is bottled poetry.

A friend is a present you give yourself.

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.