I was on a plane this morning and stumbled upon a wonderful quote used by Viggo Mortensen from the great Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, which encouraged me to do a bit more research on some of his thoughts.

I stumbled upon a literal treasure trove of brilliant quotes that I just had to share.

So here are 8 brilliant quotes from Robert Louis Stevenson, starting with the first one that I found:

To travel hopefully, is better than to arrive, and the most important thing is labour.

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

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

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.

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

Everyone, at some time or another, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

What a wonderful list. I especially love that last one and it won’t be the last time I use it.

Do you have a favourite quote from Robert Louis Stevenson?