Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.

Little Indian, Sioux, or Crow, Little frosty Eskimo, Little Turk or Japanee, Oh! don’t you wish that you were me? You have seen the scarlet trees, And the lions over seas; You have eaten ostrich eggs, And turned the turtle off their legs. Such a life is very fine, But it’s not so nice as […]

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

I regard you with an indifference bordering on aversion.

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.

I hate cynicism a great deal worse than I do the devil; unless perhaps the two were the same thing.

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest, Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest, Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

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

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.

The man, you will perceive, was making reminiscences – a sort of pleasure by ricochet, which comforts many in distress, and turns some others into sentimental libertines; and the whole book, if you will but look at it in that way, is seen to be a work of art to Pepys’ own address.