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Robert Louis Stevenson Sayings

Wit, and with a moral, too, from Robert Louis Stevenson in these lines:

The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Beggars shouldn't be choosers.

Never marry a widow unless her first man was hanged.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating of it.

Fools and bairns shouldn't see half-done work.

Better small fish than none.

He that gets gear, before he gets wit,
Is but a short time the master of it.

Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll not steal when he's old.

Be always the thing you would be called.

It's not lost what a friend gets.

When gossiping wives meet, the Devil goes to his dinner.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.

Robert Louis Stevenson, on the state of marriage: If we take matrimony at its lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.

Robert Louis Stevenson also had this to say of the wedding institution:"Marriage is like life in this, that it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses."

On a link common to every man, woman and child:
Everyone lives by selling something.

A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.

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