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Famous Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Love:

A little love is none at all
That wanders or that fears;
A hearty love dwells still at call
To kisses or to tears.
(From: Small Is The Trust When Love Is Green)

And by the folded lawns all day -
No idle gods for such a land -
All active Love should take its way
With active Labour hand in hand.
(From: Had I The Power That Have The Will)

Small is the trust when love is green
In sap of early years;
A little thing steps in between
And kisses turn to tears.
(From: Small Is The Trust When Love Is Green)

On Life:

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

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

Such a life is very fine,
But it’s not so nice as mine:
You must often as you trod,
Have wearied not to be abroad.
(From: Foreign Children)

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children who has filled his niche and accomplished his task, who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauties, nor failed to express it who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had whose life is an inspiration whose memory a benediction.