Thoughts by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thoughts by Robert Louis Stevenson:

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Animal Rights

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Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same
impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.


We fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of fear and pain.


We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs
with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Children

Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child;
it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.


Children are certainly too good to be true.


To love playthings well as a child, to lead an adventurous and honorable youth, and to settle when the time arrives, into a green and smiling age, is to be a good artis en life and deserve well of yourself and your neighbor.


Death is given in a kiss; the dearest kindnesses are fatal; and into this life, where one
thing preys upon another, the child too often makes its entrance from the mother’s corpse.

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Eyes

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


There’s never a man looked me between the eyes and seen a good day a’terward”


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


Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Friendship

A friend is a gift you give yourself.


No man is useless while he has a friend.


Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.


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

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Giving

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.


Saints are sinners who kept on going.


A friend is a gift you give yourself.


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

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Generosity

These are my politics: to change what we can; to better what we can; but still to bear in mind that man is but a devil weakly fettered by some generous beliefs and impositions; and for no word however sounding, and no cause however just and pious, to relax the stricture on these bonds.


You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Happiness

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.


When your toil has been a pleasure, you have not earned money merely,
but money, health, delight, and moral profit, all in one.


Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.


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

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Idleness

Extreme busyness is a symptom of deficient vitality, and a faculty for idleness
implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.


To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.

Inspirational Thoughts/Quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson

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


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


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


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

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Life

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


That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.


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


I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

Motivational Thoughts/Quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson

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 Thoughts/Quotes on Old Age

To know what you like is the beginning of wisdom and of old age. Youth is wholly experimental. The essence and charm of that unquiet and delightful epoch is ignorance of self as well as ignorance of life.


If a man lives to any considerable age, it can not be denied that he laments his imprudences,
but I notice he often laments his youth a deal more bitterly and with a more genuine intonation.


The fact is, we are much more afraid of life than our ancestors, and cannot find it in our hearts
either tomarry or not tomarry. Marriage is terrifying, but so is a cold and forlorn old age.

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Poetry

Trusty, dusky, vivid, true,

With eyes of gold and bramble-dew,

Steel-true and blade-straight,

The great artificer made my mate.


Wine is bottled poetry.


Let first the onion flourish there,

Rose among roots, the maiden-fair,

Wine-scented and poetic soul

Of the capacious salad bowl.

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Sinners

Saints are sinners who kept on going.


The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.


If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also.

Robert Louis Stevenson Thoughts/Quotes on Writing

Do not write merely to be understood. Write so you cannot possibly be misunderstood.


When I say writing, O believe me, it is rewriting that I have chiefly in mind.


I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.


If you are going to make a book end badly, it must end badly from the beginning.