Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end.
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
Life left by all life's benefits forsaken,
O keep the promise, Lord, and take the life.
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.
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.
Love, and the love of life and act
Dance, live and sing through all our furrowed tract;
Till the great God enamoured gives
To him who reads, to him who lives,
That rare and fair romantic strain
That whoso hears must hear again.
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
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.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
More Robert Louis Stevenson Quotations (Based on Topics)
Man - Love - Life - Friendship - World - Marriage - Literature - Charity - Faces - Mind - Duty - Perfection - Success - Happiness - Business & Commerce - Devils - Honesty & Integrity - Poetry - Heaven - View All Robert Louis Stevenson Quotations
More Robert Louis Stevenson Quotations (By Book Titles)
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Treasure Island
Niccolo Machiavelli - Rudyard Kipling - Mitch Albom - Michael Cunningham - Herbert Kaufman - George Axelrod - Denis Waitley - Bram Stoker - Bernardo Bertolucci - Agatha Christie