118 Total Quotes

Scottish Writer Quotes

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
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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
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The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.
Gilbert Highet
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All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.
Andrew Fletcher
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One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers.
Andrew Fletcher
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.
Richard Holloway
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To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
Henry Drummond
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Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
Tobias Smollett
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
Gilbert Highet
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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I don't really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet.
Ken MacLeod
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
Gilbert Highet
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A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.
Gilbert Highet
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Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.
Henry Drummond
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To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Henry Drummond
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On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Henry Drummond
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Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Henry Drummond
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Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
Henry Drummond
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No man can become a saint in his sleep.
Henry Drummond
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Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home.
Henry Drummond
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Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
Henry Drummond
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When a popular phenomenon reaches the cover of 'Time,' it is already out of fashion.
Richard Holloway
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Nothing like a little judicious levity.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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