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


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


The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.

  • sin

A friend is a present you give to yourself.




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


The cruelest lies are often told in silence.


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


Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.


Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.


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

  • inspirational

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


There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.


Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.


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


An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.


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


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


It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

  • travel

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


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


No man is useless while he has a friend.

  • friends

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


Wine is bottled poetry.


Everyone lives by selling something.


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?


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


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


In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.


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


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




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


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In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.

  • life

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


Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.


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

  • life

We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.


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.


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.

  • life

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.

  • life

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.

  • life

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


To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.


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


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Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.


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

  • marriage

Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.

  • marriage

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.


You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.


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

  • battle

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.

  • marriage

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

  • inspirational

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

  • best

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.


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


There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.


The world has no room for cowards.


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

  • giving

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

  • friendship

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


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.


It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.


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A friend is a present you give to yourself.

  • friends

No man is useless while he has a friend.

  • friends

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

  • friendship

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.

  • friends

Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends?

  • friends

The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make them the easier to destroy and forget. And a man who has a few friends, or one who has a dozen (if there be any one so wealthy on this earth), cannot forget on how precarious a base his happiness reposes; and how by a stroke or two of fate --a death, a few light words, a piece of stamped paper, a woman's bright eyes --he may be left, in a month, destitute of all.

  • friends

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

  • friendship

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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.


There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.


You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.

  • company

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

  • thankful



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


Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.

  • marriage

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

  • actions

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

  • cards

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

  • men

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

  • life

We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.

  • accept

A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.


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

  • friendship

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


Here he lies where he longed to be;Home is the sailor, home from sea,and the hunter home from the hill.


Every man has a sane spot somewhere.


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.

  • desires

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


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


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

  • happy

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.


It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.


Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.


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

  • marriage

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.


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

  • consequences

Even if the doctor does not give you a year, even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week.


There is but one art, to omit.


Nothing made by brute force lasts.


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

  • travel

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.


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


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.

  • friends

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.


Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.


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.

  • growth

There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.


The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.

  • art

Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.


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.

  • atmosphere

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


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.


Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.


To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.


Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends?

  • friends

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.


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


There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.


It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.

  • behind

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

  • absences

It blows a snowing gale in the winter of the year; The boats are on the sea and the crews are on the pier.The needle of the vane, it is veering to and fro,A flash of sun is on the veering of the vane.Autumn leaves and rain,The passion of the gale.


If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say give them up, for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.


Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

  • friendship

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.

  • life

I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.


You can kill the body but not the spirit.

  • body

But we are so fond of life that we have no leisure to entertain the terror of death. It is a honeymoon with us all through, and none of the longest. Small blame to us if we give our whole hearts to this glowing bride of ours, to the appetities, to honour, to the hungry curiosity of the mind, to the pleasure of the eyes in nature, and the pride of our own nimble bodies.

  • death

The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.


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


I've a grand memory for forgetting.


Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly.


To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.

  • become

Nothing like a little judicious levity.


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


Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.


Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving one to another.


The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.


To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.


Night is a dead monotonous period under a roof; but in the open world it passes lightly, with its stars and dews and perfumes, and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature. What seems a kind of temporal death to people choked between walls and curtains, is only a light and living slumber to the man who sleeps afield.


It is the habitual carriage of the umbrella that is the stamp of Respectability. Robinson Crusoe was rather a moralist than a pietist, and his leaf-umbrella is as fine an example of the civilised mind striving to express itself under adverse circumstances as we have ever met with.


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.


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


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.

  • nature

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.

  • life

Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani.

  • youth

The obscurest epoch is today.


I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.


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

  • books

I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.


The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.


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


Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.


To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.


Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.


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


The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.


The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make them the easier to destroy and forget. And a man who has a few friends, or one who has a dozen (if there be any one so wealthy on this earth), cannot forget on how precarious a base his happiness reposes; and how by a stroke or two of fate --a death, a few light words, a piece of stamped paper, a woman's bright eyes --he may be left, in a month, destitute of all.

  • friends

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.

  • anonymous

A friend is a gift you give yourself.


To forget oneself is to be happy.

  • happy

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.


All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.


Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.

  • marriage

Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.

  • marriage

We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.


When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.

  • death

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


It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it.


The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.


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

  • battle

You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.

  • dissolution

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.

  • almost

He who sows hurry reaps indigestion.


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, until the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means.

  • present

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.

  • life

The world has no room for cowards.

  • cowards

It's a pleasant thing to be young, and have ten toes.


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Top 10 Robert Louis Stevenson quotes about life

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Part 4
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Similar Writers

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