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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Comment#  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.

Robert Louis Stevenson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (294 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.

Robert Louis Stevenson, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (460 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson, in Food and Drink

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