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

— Robert Louis Stevenson

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


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


Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Robert Louis Stevenson quote Like a bird singing in the rain, the gra

Like a bird singing in the rain, the grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.


Do not measure success by today's harvest. Measure success by the seeds you plant today.


A friend is a gift you give yourself.


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Quotes about Life

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.

Robert Louis Stevenson quote Keep your fears to yourself, but share y

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.


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.


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.


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


The cruelest lies are often told in silence.


Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.


About Robert Louis Stevenson

Quotes 455 sayings
Nationality Scottish
Profession Writer
Birthday November 13, 1850

There are, indeed, few merrier spectacles than that of many windmills bickering together in a fresh breeze over a woody country; their halting alacrity of movement, their pleasant business, making bread all day with uncouth gesticulation; their air, gigantically human, as of a creature half alive, put a spirit of romance into the tamest landscape.


Everyone lives by selling something.


The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.


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


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


An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.


I will make you brooches and toys for your delight Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night. I will make a palace fit for you and me Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.


A generous prayer is never presented in vain;

the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.


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


The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.


The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life.


The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.


If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.


I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both;

and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.


Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.

Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means.


I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun.


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.


A friend is a present you give to yourself.


I who all the Winter through, Cherished other loves than you And kept hands with hoary policy in marriage-bed and pew; Now I know the false and true, For the earnest sun looks through, And my old love comes to meet me in the dawning and the dew.


If he be Mr. Hyde" he had thought, "I shall be Mr. Seek.


Jekyll had more than a father's interest; Hyde had more than a son's indifference.


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


It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.


We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.


For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.

I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move...


Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name.


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


There is nothing but God's grace. We walk upon it; we breathe it; we live and die by it; it makes the nails and axles of the universe.


The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.


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


Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.


Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.


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


Nothing like a little judicious levity.


And this shall be for music when no one else is near, The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear! That only I remember, that only you admire, Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.


In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfies See the smoke trail! Pleasant summer over And all the summer flowers, The red fire blazes, the grey smoke towers. Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all, Flowers in the summer Fires in the fall!


To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.