Quotes from Robert Louis Stevenson

11 05 2010

Quotes from Robert Louis Stevenson

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

“The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.”

“To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying “Amen” to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.”

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.”

“For goodness’ sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!”

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

“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.”

“Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.”

“Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.”

“So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.”

“There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.”

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