Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
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.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
You cannot run away from a weakness. You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if it be so, why not now, and where you stand?
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.
The best things are nearest: breath in our nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.
To believe in immortality is one thing, but first believe in life.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.

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