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Robert Louis Stevenson picture quotes and sayings

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.


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"The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions." Make picture quote!
"So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend." Make picture quote!
"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." Make picture quote!
"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health." Make picture quote!
"That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye." Make picture quote!
"The cruelest lies are often told in silence." Make picture quote!
"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish." Make picture quote!
"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary." Make picture quote!
"The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect." Make picture quote!
"The obscurest epoch is today." Make picture quote!
"The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty." Make picture quote!
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." Make picture quote!
"The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing." Make picture quote!
"Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own." Make picture quote!
"Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords." Make picture quote!
"Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses." Make picture quote!
"Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes." Make picture quote!
"Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"No man is useless while he has a friend." Make picture quote!
"So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend." Make picture quote!
"Nothing made by brute force lasts." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Old and young, we are all on our last cruise." Make picture quote!
"Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide." Make picture quote!
"Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits." Make picture quote!
"Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things." Make picture quote!
"The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings." Make picture quote!
"Nothing like a little judicious levity." Make picture quote!
"Wine is bottled poetry." Make picture quote!
"The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy." Make picture quote!
"We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature." Make picture quote!
"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well." Make picture quote!
"Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly." Make picture quote!
"When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory." Make picture quote!
"You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else." Make picture quote!
"When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine." Make picture quote!
"We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it." Make picture quote!
"You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage." Make picture quote!
"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." Make picture quote!
"You can kill the body but not the spirit." Make picture quote!
"You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to; but you must share a joke with someone else." Make picture quote!
"There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change." Make picture quote!
"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?" Make picture quote!
"When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys." Make picture quote!
"To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life." Make picture quote!
"The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings." Make picture quote!
"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." Make picture quote!
"There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect." Make picture quote!
"There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may." Make picture quote!
"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world." Make picture quote!
"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last." Make picture quote!
"We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series." Make picture quote!
"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." Make picture quote!
"We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." Make picture quote!
"To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life." Make picture quote!
"To forget oneself is to be happy." Make picture quote!
"To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive." Make picture quote!
"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." Make picture quote!
"Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man." Make picture quote!
"The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature." Make picture quote!
"To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity." Make picture quote!
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Make picture quote!
"Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life." Make picture quote!
"Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it." Make picture quote!
"Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences." Make picture quote!
"Every one lives by selling something." Make picture quote!
"Every man has a sane spot somewhere." Make picture quote!
"He who sows hurry reaps indigestion." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal." Make picture quote!
"Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life." Make picture quote!
"An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding." Make picture quote!
"All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer." Make picture quote!
"All human beings are commingled out of good and evil." Make picture quote!
"Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate." Make picture quote!
"A friend is a gift you give yourself." Make picture quote!
"The world has no room for cowards." Make picture quote!
"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Make picture quote!
"Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind." Make picture quote!
"Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life." Make picture quote!
"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." Make picture quote!
"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer." Make picture quote!
"I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered." Make picture quote!
"It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face." Make picture quote!
"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." Make picture quote!
"It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves." Make picture quote!
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Make picture quote!
"It's a pleasant thing to be young, and have ten toes." Make picture quote!
"If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong." Make picture quote!
"I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something." Make picture quote!
"If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police." Make picture quote!
"If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him." Make picture quote!
"I've a grand memory for forgetting." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being." Make picture quote!
"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see." Make picture quote!
"I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion." Make picture quote!
"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was." Make picture quote!
"I have resolved that from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly." Make picture quote!
"Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." Make picture quote!
"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life." Make picture quote!




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