The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Wine is bottled poetry.
Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords
Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.
There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and...
We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another...
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The...
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes...
Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on...
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in...
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind...
The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and...
A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good....
The world has no room for cowards.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells...
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish;...
Every one lives by selling something.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.