Robert Louis Stevenson
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
The world is so full of a number of thingsI'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
No man is useless while he has a friend.
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Wine is bottled poetry.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the as the duty of being happy.
Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of the World, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
A friend is a present you give yourself.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.
You can't touch pitch and not be mucked.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.
To hold the same views at forty as we did 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.