Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson (The Silverado Squatters, 1883)
Youth is wholly experimental.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Across the Plains, 1880)
Youth now flees on feathered foot.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Virginibus Puerisque)
Old and young we are all on our last cruise.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Crabbed Age and Youth, 1878)
When the teeth are shut the tongue is at home.
Robert Louis Stevenson (The Touchstone)
Let any man speak long enough, he will get believers.
Robert Louis Stevenson (The Master of Ballantrae, 1889)
All human beings ... are commingled out of good and evil.
Robert Louis Stevenson (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886)
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
Robert Louis Stevenson (The Wrecker, 1892)
Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Beggars)
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
To know what you like is the beginning of wisdom and of old age.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Across the Plains, 1880)
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Virginibus Puerisque - An Apology for Idlers)
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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, 1886)

Robert Louis Stevenson Quote: Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but...
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Crabbed Age and Youth, 1878)
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Virginibus Puerisque - An Apology for Idlers)
The world is so full of a number of things,
I ’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Couplet)
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)
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
Robert Louis Stevenson
To hold the same views at forty as we did 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.
Robert Louis Stevenson (Crabbed Age and Youth, 1878)
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s heart, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Wealth I ask not, hope nor love,
  Nor a friend to know me;
All I ask: the heaven above
  And the road below me.
Robert Louis Stevenson (The Vagabond)
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
Robert Louis Stevenson (His "Requiem" Inscription on his Tomb)


Robert Louis Stevenson Biography

Born: November 13, 1850
Died: December 3, 1894

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish writer and poet. He is best known for his novels "Treasure Island" and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".

Notable Works

Treasure Island (1883)
The Black Arrow
(1883)
Kidnapped
(1886)
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
(1886)
The Master of Ballantrae
(1889)
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