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About Louis Stevenson

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Date Of Birth:
31 January 1864

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Place Of Birth:
Jedburgh, Scotland

LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ON LIFE

If this is death, it is easier than life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

To believe in immortality is one thing, but it is first needful to believe in life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Is there anything in life so disenchanting as achievement? β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Live life to the fullest. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Everyone lives by selling something. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Restfulness is a quality for cattle; the virtues are all active, life is alert. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

A great part of this life consists in contemplating what we cannot cure. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

When Christ came into my life, I came about like a well–handled ship. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Teacher, tender comrade, wife, A fellow–farer true through life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

But that is the object of long living, that man should cease to care about life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Marriage is like life–it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

One more touch of the bow, smell of the virginal Green–one more, and my bosom Feels new life with an ecstasy. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Everyday life is a stimulating mixture of order and haphazardry. The sun rises and sets on schedule but the wind bloweth where it listeth. β€” 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! β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT THE MIND

Make up your mind to be happy. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no music like a little river’s . . . It takes the mind out–of–doors . . . and . . . it quiets a man down like saying his prayers. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

There is a certain frame of mind to which a cemetery is, if not an antidote, at least an alleviation. If you are in a fit of the blues, go nowhere else. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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When I say writing, O believe me, it is rewriting that I have chiefly in mind. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange indeed is the attraction of the forest for the minds of men. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

A man should stop his ears against paralyzing terror and run the race that is set before him with a single mind. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

When I suffer in mind, stories are my refuge; I take them like opium; and consider one who writes them as a sort of doctor of the mind. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

A little amateur painting in water colors shows the innocent and the quiet mind. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT LOVE

The essence of love is kindness. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

If you want a person’s faults, go to those who love him. They will not tell you, but they know. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

I hate to write, but I love to have written. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

And my heart springs up anew, Bright and confident and true, And the old love comes to meet me, in the dawning and the dew. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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If they only married when they fell in love, most people would die unwed. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Love–what is love? A great and aching heart; Wrung hands; and silence; and a long despair β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

He who has learned to love an art or science has wisely laid up riches against the day of riches. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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The ideal story is that of two people who go into love step for step, with a fluttered consciousness, like a pair of children venturing together into a dark room. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

I love this quote uttered by the character Widget in The Night Circus. He credits it to Herr Thiessen but knows it is a literary quote by the another author. ‘Wine is bottled poetry β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The first experience can never be repeated. The first love, the first sun–rise, the first South Sea Island, are memories apart, and touched a virginity of sense. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers–by to come and love us. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT HAPPINESS

To forget oneself is to be happy. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. β€” 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. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Do not forget that even as ‘to work is to worship’ so to be cheery is to worship also, and to be happy is the first step to being pious. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

When we look in to the long avenue of the future, and see the good there is for each one of us to do, we realize, after all, what a beautiful thing it is to work, and to live, and to be happy. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT GIVING

Give us courage and gaiety and the quient mind . . . β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself! β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

A friend is a gift you give yourself. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

And the true realism, always and everywhere, is that of the poets: to find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Even if the doctor does not give you a year, even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The friendly cow, all red and white, I love with all my heart; She gives me cream with all her might, To eat with apple–tart. β€” 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. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

No man is useless while he has a friend. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Of what shall we be proud of if we are not proud of our friends? β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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A friend is somebody who loves us with understanding, as well as emotion. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Friends: People who know you well, but like you anyway. The cruelest lies are often told in silence. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Wealth I ask not, hope nor love, Nor a friend to know me; All I seek, the heaven above And the road below me. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Every book is, in an intimate sense, a circular–letter to the friends of him who writes it. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

He is not dead, this friend; not dead, Gone some few, trifling steps ahead, And nearer to the end; So that you, too, once past the bend, Shall meet again, as face to face, this friend You fancy dead. β€” 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. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT TIME

Keep busy at something: a busy person never has time to be unhappy. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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My idea of man’s chief end was to enrich the world with things of beauty, and have a fairly good time myself while doing so. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

By the time a man gets well into his seventies his continued existence is a mere miracle. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

And if a man reads very hard, as the old anecdote reminds us, he will have little time for thought. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other, both in mind and body. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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We do not go to cowards for tender dealing; there is nothing so cruel as panic; the man who has least fear for his own carcase, has most time to consider others. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

An intelligent person, looking out of his eyes and hearkening in his ears, with a smile on his face all the time, will get more true education than many another in a life of heroic vigils’. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

His friends were those of his own blood or those whom he had known the longest; his affections, like ivy, were the growth of time, they implied no aptness in the object. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand? β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

No human being ever spoke of scenery for above two minutes at a time, which makes me suspect that we hear too much of it in literature. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

It is better to be a fool than to be dead. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT BELIEVING

I believe in an ultimate decency of things. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Everything is true; only the opposite is true too; you must believe both equally or be damned. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

I am told there are people who do not care for maps, and I find it hard to believe. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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This grove, that was now so peaceful, must then have rung with cries, I thought; and even with the thought I could believe I heard it ringing still. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

LOUIS STEVENSON QUOTES ABOUT CHILDREN

Children are certainly too good to be true. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Away down the river, A hundred miles or more, Other little children Shall bring my boats ashore. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

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. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

The child that is not clean and neat, With lots of toys and things to eat, He is a naughty child, I’m sure––Or else his dear Papa is poor. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson

Cruel children, crying babies, All grow up as geese and gabies, Hated, as their age increases, By their nephews and their nieces. β€” Robert Louis Stevenson