Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (1850-11-13 1894-12-03) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature.
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You cannot run away from a weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

It is better to be a fool, than to be dead.

Robert Louis Stevenson

You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to; but you must share a joke with someone else.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.

Robert Louis Stevenson

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

Every one lives by selling something.

Robert Louis Stevenson

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.

Robert Louis Stevenson

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

You mightn't happen to have a piece of cheese about you, now? No? Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese - toasted, mostly.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson

If you keep on drinking rum, the world will soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel

Robert Louis Stevenson

A man who has been three years biting his nails on a desert island can't expect to appear as sane as you and me.

Robert Louis Stevenson

You can kill the body but not the spirit.

Robert Louis Stevenson

When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.

Robert Louis Stevenson

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese - toasted, mostly.

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