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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Life: 1850 - 1894

Country: scotland flag Scotland

Profession: Writer; Poet;

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 - December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.



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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 Stevenson

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

It's a long time between drinks.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

- The Wrong Box, 1889

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson
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