Robert Louis Stevenson Love Quotes and Sayings
2. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
3. The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
4. 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.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Sayings by Robert Louis Stevenson
1. An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
2. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
3. We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
4. To be feared of a thing and yet to do it, is what makes the prettiest kind of a man.
5. You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.
6. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
7. The man who forgets to be grateful has fallen asleep in life.
8. The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
9. Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
10. To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
11. In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are.
12. There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.
13. You cannot run away from a weakness, you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now and where you stand?
14. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
15. 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 emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
16. Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
17. 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. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavours. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another.
18. Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.