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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES

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

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Virginibus Puerisque

When the teeth are shut the tongue is at home.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "The Touchstone," Fables

Marriage is like life in this - that it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Virginibus Puerisque

I lived on rum, I tell you. It's been meat and drink, and man and wife, to me.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Treasure Island

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Virginibus Puerisque

All human beings ... are commingled out of good and evil.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Virginibus Puerisque

The sticks break, the stones crumble,
The eternal altars tilt and tumble,
Sanctions and tales dislimn like mist
About the amazed evangelist.
He stands unshook from age to youth
Upon one pin-point of the truth.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "Something In It," Fables

Old is the tree and the fruit good,
Very old and thick the wood.
Woodman, is your courage stout?
Beware! the root is wrapped about
Your mother's heart, your father's bones;
And like the mandrake comes with groans.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "The House of Eld," Fables

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Talk and Talkers

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

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, The Wrecker

A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, The Treasure of Franchard

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 emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "Forest Notes"

In winter I get up at night,
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, In Winter I get up at Night

Let any one speak long enough, he will get believers.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, The Master of Ballantrae

Wine is bottled poetry.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems - a collection of his poetry.


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