Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.

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

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

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

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

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.

I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift, as to the spirit in which it is offered.

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

We live in an ascending scale, when we live happily one thing leading to another in an endless series.

I've a grand memory for forgetting.

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.

The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.

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

The world has no room for cowards.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.

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

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

All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.

Marriage is one long conversation chequered by disputes.

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

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