STEVENSON, Robert Louis Quotes
(1850-1894), Scottish author
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
The problem of education is two fold: first to know, and then to utter. Everyone who lives any semblance of an inner life thinks more nobly and profoundly than he speaks.
The most influential books and the truest in their influence, are works of fiction.—They repeat, rearrange, and clarify the lessons of life, disengage us from ourselves, constrain us to the acquaintance of others, and show us the web of experience, but with a single change.—That monstrous, consuming ego of ours struck out.
The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
Wealth I ask not, hope nor love, nor a friend to know me; all I ask, the heavens above, and the road below me.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
If a man love the labor of any trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him.
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.