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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make them the easier to destroy and forget. And a man who has a few friends, or one who has a dozen (if there be any one so wealthy on this earth), cannot forget on how precarious a base his happiness reposes; and how by a stroke or two of fate /a death, a few light words, a piece of stamped paper, a woman's bright eyes /he may be left, in a month, destitute of all.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Flexibility

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Travel And Tourism #Travel

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Best Friends

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Graduation

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Difficulty

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#American Politician #Money

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Gardening And Gardens #Maxim

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#American Politician #Devil

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Friends Or Friendship #Scottish Writer

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Scottish Writer

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#American Politician #Absence

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Fortune

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#American Politician #Fortune

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Business

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Marriage #Conversation

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
For God's sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Fools And Foolishness

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Girls #Men And Women

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
The cruellest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Lies And Lying

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Scottish Writer #Man

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
#Enemies