QUOTE (Robert Louis Stevenson) – Nov 13

November 13, 2014

English: Photograph of author Robert Louis Ste...

“The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain common work as it comes certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.”

“The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.”

“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

In honor of Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist and poet, author of Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, who was born on this day in 1850.

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  1. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    Love the quotes he used here.

  2. I like the quote on love….so true! I’m now inspired to pick up some Stevenson.

  3. There is a degree of truth to this statement, “The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.” But it would capture a fuller truth if it read, “The saints are the sinners who keep on trying through the power of the Holy Spirir.”

  4. I love that bit about the saints. A righteous man may stumble seven times but he always gets back up!

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