"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."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Robert Louis Stevenson on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Robert Louis Stevenson on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Robert Louis Stevenson on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Robert Louis Stevenson on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Robert Louis Stevenson on Abraham Lincoln
"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health."
"Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords."
"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."
"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."