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It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. Robert Louis Stevenson

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There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy. Robert Louis Stevenson

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The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means. Robert Louis Stevenson

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There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences. Robert Louis Stevenson

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The saints are the sinners who keep on trying. Robert Louis Stevenson

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I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Quite minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. Robert Louis Stevenson

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To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

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If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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. Robert Louis Stevenson

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The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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. Robert Louis Stevenson

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No man is useless while he has a friend. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving one to another. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Night is a dead monotonous period under a roof; but in the open world it passes lightly, with its stars and dews and perfumes, and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature. What seems a kind of temporal death to people choked between walls and curtains, is only a light and living slumber to the man who sleeps afield. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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. Robert Louis Stevenson

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To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal. Robert Louis Stevenson

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We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series. Robert Louis Stevenson

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A friend is a present you give to yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Wine is bottled poetry. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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? Robert Louis Stevenson

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For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself! Robert Louis Stevenson

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Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes. Robert Louis Stevenson

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For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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. Robert Louis Stevenson

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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

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Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. Robert Louis Stevenson

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There is but one art, to omit. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good. Robert Louis Stevenson

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The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life. Robert Louis Stevenson

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There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. Robert Louis Stevenson

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The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect. Robert Louis Stevenson

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The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. Robert Louis Stevenson

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An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. Robert Louis Stevenson

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To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. Robert Louis Stevenson