"I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Robert Louis Stevenson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Robert Louis Stevenson on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Robert Louis Stevenson on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Robert Louis Stevenson on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Robert Louis Stevenson on Winston Churchill
"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."