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Robert Louis Stevenson was a famous Scottish poet and writer.

A large number of important and notable works are credited to his name. Apart from writing fiction and children's poems, Stevenson was also an avid travel writer.

It is said that Stevenson wrote 'Treasure Island' for his son after his first visit to America. Stevenson was married to Fanny Osbourne in 1876. Robert Louis Stevenson is important till today owing to his great imagination which has been incorporated in his writings.

If you find our content interesting, check out Treasure Island' quotes and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde quotes.

Best Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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Enlisted below are the best quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson.

1."Faster than fairies, faster than witches,

Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;

And charging along like troops in a battle,

All through the meadows the horses and cattle:"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'From A Railway Carriage'.

2. "We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

3. "Go, little book, and wish to all

Flowers in the garden, meat in the hall."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Envoy'.

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

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

5. "My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky;

It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Lamplighter'.

6. "There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

7. "From breakfast on through all the day

At home among my friends I stay,

But every night I go abroad

Afar into the land of Nod."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Land Of Nod'.

8. "In winter I get up at night

And dress by yellow candle-light.

In summer, quite the other way,

I have to go to bed by day."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Bed In Summer'.

9. "My house, I say. But hark to the sunny doves

That make my roof the arena of their loves,

That gyre about the gable all day long

And fill the chimneys with their murmurous song:"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'My House, I Say'.

10. "I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

11. "Give to me the life I love,

Let the lave go by me."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Vagabond'.

12. "Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,

A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;

Blinks but an hour or two; and then,

A blood-red orange, sets again."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Winter Time'.

13. "Boats of mine a-boating—

Where will all come home?"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Where Go The Boats?'

14. "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

15. "I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,

And what can be the use of him is more than I can see."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'My Shadow'.

Famous Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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16. "To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'An Inland Voyage'.

17. "How do you like to go up in a swing,

Up in the air so blue?

Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing

Ever a child can do!"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Swing'.

18. "Great is the sun, and wide he goes

Through empty heaven with repose."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Summer Sun'.

19. "Such is the place that I live in,

Bleak without and bare within."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'A House Beautiful'.

20. "In the turf a hole I found,

And hid a soldier underground."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Dumb Soldier'.

21. "I saw you toss the kites on high

And blow the birds about the sky;

And all around I heard you pass."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Wind'.

22. "All human beings are commingled out of good and evil."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

23. "My holes were empty like a cup.

In every hole the sea came up

Till it could come no more."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'At The Sea-Side'.

24. "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

25. "When I was sick and lay a-bed,

I had two pillows at my head,

And all my toys beside me lay,

To keep me happy all the day."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Land Of Counterpane'.

26. "Or let autumn fall on me

Where afield I linger,

Silencing the bird on tree,

Biting the blue finger;"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Vagabond'.

27. "The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;

She shines on thieves on the garden wall."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Moon'.

28. "Grown about by fragrant bushes,

Sunken in a winding valley,

Where the clear winds blow

And the shadows come and go."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Grown About By Fragrant Bushes'.

29. "And here is a mill and there is a river:

Each a glimpse and gone for ever!"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'From A Railway Carriage'.

30. "The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand;

The decks were like a slide, where a seamen scarce could stand"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Christmas At Sea'.

Best Quotes From 'Kidnapped'

Here you will find the coolest quotes from 'Kidnapped' by Robert Louis Stevenson.

31. "His estate is in the hands of the man they call King George; and it is his officers that collect the rents, or try to collect them."

- Alan, 'Kidnapped'.

32. "This is him, a young gentleman of the Lowlands, and a laird in his country too, but I am thinking it will be the better for his health if we give his name the go-by."

- Alan, 'Kidnapped'.

33. "If I knew where I was going, or what was likely to become of me, I would tell you candidly."

- Narrator, 'Kidnapped'.

34. "Nay, who can tell that for a surety? But the name of that family, Davie, boy, is the name you bear–Balfours of Shaws: an ancient, honest, reputable house, peradventure in these latter days decayed."

- Dr. Campbell, 'Kidnapped'.

35. "And that's a good observe, David. Troth and indeed, they will do him no harm; the more's the pity!"

- Alan, 'Kidnapped'.

Best 'Treasure Island' Quotes

Here are the best 'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson quotes.

36. "Ah. It were fortunate for me that I had Hawkins here. You would have let old John be cut to bits, and never given it a thought, doctor."

- Long John Silver, 'Treasure Island'.

37. "Come in, Jim. You're a good boy in your line, Jim, but I don't think you and me'll go to sea again."

- Captain Smollett, 'Treasure Island'.

38. "Now, that bird is, maybe, two hundred years old, Hawkins--they live forever mostly; and if anybody's seen more wickedness, it must be the devil himself."

- Long John Silver, 'Treasure Island'.

39. "Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest—

Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"

- 'The Pirate's Song', 'Treasure Island'.

40. "Right you are. Rough and ready. But mark you here, I'm an easy man - I'm quite the gentleman, says you; but this time it's serious. Dooty is dooty, mates."

- Long John Silver, 'Treasure Island'.

41. "And I lived on rum, I tell you. It's been meat and drink, and man and wife, to me."

- Billy Bones, 'Treasure Island'.

42. "I'm not a doctor only; I'm a magistrate."

- Dr. Livesey., 'Treasure Island'.

43. "But now, you look here: you're young, you are, but you're as smart as paint. I see that when I set my eyes on you, and I'll talk to you like a man."

- Long John Silver, 'Treasure Island'.

44. "Davis was a man too, by all accounts. I never sailed along of him; first with England, then with Flint, that's my story; and now here on my own account, in a manner of speaking."

- Long John Silver, 'Treasure Island'.

45. "Why, how many tall ships, think ye, now, have I seen laid aboard? And how many brisk lads drying in the sun at Execution Dock?"

- Long John Silver, 'Treasure Island'.

Quotes From 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

Enlisted below are the coolest 'The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde' quotes.

46. "With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two."

- Dr. Jekyll.

47. "And indeed the worst of my faults was a certain impatient gaiety of disposition, such as has made the happiness of many, but such as I found it hard to reconcile with my imperious desire to carry my head high."

- Dr. Jekyll.

48. "If he be Mr. Hyde. I shall be Mr. Seek."

- Mr. Gabriel John Utterson.

49. "There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last; and this brief condescension to my evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul."

- Dr. Henry Jekyll.

50. "At that time my virtue slumbered; my evil, kept awake by ambition, was alert and swift to seize the occasion; and the thing that was projected was Edward Hyde."

- Dr. Henry Jekyll.

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