„It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in the retrospect.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson

"Reflections and Remarks on Human Life", VI: Right and Wrong, published in Works: Letters and Miscellanies of Robert Louis Stevenson -- Sketches, Criticisms, Etc. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hwe7px (1895), p. 628.
Kontext: It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in the retrospect. We should have been cut-throats to do otherwise. And there's an end. We ought to know distinctly that we are damned for what we do wrong; but when we have done right, we have only been gentlemen, after all. There is nothing to make a work about.

„Let any man speak long enough, he will get believers.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson, kniha The Master of Ballantrae

The Master of Ballantrae, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson

Crabbed Age and Youth.
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881)

„Children, you are very little,
And your bones are very brittle.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson, kniha A Child's Garden of Verses

Good and Bad Children, st. 1.
A Child's Garden of Verses (1885)

„Be it granted me to behold you again in dying,
Hills of home!“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson, kniha Songs of Travel and Other Verses

No. XLV, S.R. Crockett.
Songs of Travel and Other Verses (1896)

„There is but one art, to omit.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson

As cited in The Harper Book of Quotations, Revised Edition (1993), Ed. R. Fitzhenry, HarperCollins, p. 498 : ISBN 0062732137, 9780062732132

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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