Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson Quotes

Found 204 quotes by Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson .
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"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." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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Parliament    Scottish Writer   

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"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfo" Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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American Politician    Compromise   

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"All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"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" Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"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." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"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" Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"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." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"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." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Nothing like a little judicious levity." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"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." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Every man is his own doctor of divinity in the last resort" Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden" Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"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." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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