Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses.
1. To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
2. We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
3. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
4. That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
5. Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
6. To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
7. You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
8. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
9. 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.
10. If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
_ Robert Louis Stevenson
Grow. Love. Live the passion way. Your friend in success. Mantist Oryem