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To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
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— 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.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
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— 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
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
I consider the success of my day based on the seeds I sow, not the harvest I reap.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Lastly (and this is, perhaps, the golden rule), no woman should marry a man who does not smoke.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
It is not for nothing, either, that the umbrella has become the very foremost badge of modern civilization-the Urim and Thummim of respectability. . . . So strongly do we feel on this point, indeed, that we are almost inclined to consider all who possess really well-conditioned umbrellas as worthy of the Franchise.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
When I say writing, O believe me, it is rewriting that I have chiefly in mind.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
It takes hard writing to make easy reading.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
It is one of the worst things of sentiment that the voice grows to be more important than the words, and the speaker than that what is spoken.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
To be truly happy is a question of how we begin, and not how we end, of what we want and not what we have.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
The fact is, we are much more afraid of life than our ancestors, and cannot find it inourhearts either tomarry or not tomarry.Marriage isterrifying, but so is a cold and forlorn old age.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Happiness, eternal or temporal, is not the reward that mankind seeks, Happinesses are but his wayside companions. His soul is in the journey and in the struggle.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
Sir, with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
and he began to understand what a wild game we play in life; he began to understand that a thing once done cannot be undone nor changed by saying "I am sorry!
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
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— Robert Louis Stevenson
robert louis stevenson
Birth    : November 13, 1850
Death  : December 3, 1894
Occupation  : Novelist