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Quotations by author » Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish Essayist, Poet and Author of fiction and travel books, 1850-1894
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A child should always say what's true, And speak when he is spoken to; And behave mannerly at table, At least as far as he is able
Children
A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
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A friend is a gift you give yourself.
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A friend is a present you give to yourself.
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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.
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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.
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A mate should keep himself to himself.
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Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
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All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
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All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Speech
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
Goals
An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate
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An ivory-faced and silvery-haired old woman opened the door. She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.
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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 life really means.
Life
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life
Books
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life
Books
By the time a man gets into the seventies his continued existence is a mere miracle.
Age
Courage, the footstool of the Virtues, upon which they stand
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Dead men don't bite.
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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
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