Robert Louis Balfour Stevensonwas a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Child's Garden of Verses...
We're getting hit with more larcenies and home invasions and we have to get more people on the road to stop it, ... We have to adjust the shortages created by the budget cuts and hiring freeze.
We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend
We are all travelers in the wilderness of the World, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.
Let first the onion flourish there, Rose among the roots, the maiden-fair Wine scented and poetic soul of the capacious salad bowl.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
I hate cynicism a great deal worse than I do the devil; unless perhaps the two were the same thing
I feel very strongly about putting questions; it partakes too much of the style of the day of judgment.
I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something.
Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself
If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him.
He travels best that knows when to return. Middleton For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes.
There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.
Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying "Amen" to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.
This school has been here since 1904, and has been using the same teaching methodology that they used in 1904, ... Here in 2005. I said that's just ridiculous. We need a change the paradigm, change the way we teach, break out of our comfort zone, and do something new.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.
The existence of a man is so small a thing to take, so mighty a thing to employ
To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy
Trusty, dusky, vivid, true, With eyes of gold and bramble-dew, Steel-true and blade-straight, The great artificer made my mate.
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
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.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Every day we delay this decision, that's another day we don't have extra officers on the road,
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
An ivory-faced and silvery-haired old woman opened the door. She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.
The saints are the sinners who keep on going
Thanks, when they are expressed, are often more embarrassing than welcomed
Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
A friend is a present you give to yourself.
Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.
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.
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.
For God's sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself
It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity.
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect. what may be called a phenomenon, no matter in what sphere.
Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it
Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
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
No man is useless who has a friend, and if we are loved we are indispensable.
The world is so full of a number of things man sure should all be as happy as kings
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.
If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it, they are wrong
By the time a man gets into the seventies his continued existence is a mere miracle.
You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
The cruellest 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.
An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate