"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."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Robert Louis Stevenson on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Robert Louis Stevenson on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Robert Louis Stevenson on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Robert Louis Stevenson on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Robert Louis Stevenson on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."
"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer."