The Biographical Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Familiar studies of men and books

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1912
 

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Página 141 - It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
Página 146 - Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Página 110 - ... tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, [read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,] reexamine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul...
Página 76 - The nappy reeks wi' mantling ream, An' sheds a heart-inspiring steam ; The luntin pipe, an' sneeshin mill, Are handed round wi' right guid will ; The cantie auld folks crackin crouse, The young anes ranting thro' the house,— My heart has been sae fain to see them, That I for joy hae barkit wi
Página 141 - To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
Página 95 - I see that the elementary laws never apologize, (I reckon I behave no prouder than the level I plant my house by, after all...
Página 149 - Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary; but Yoshida considered otherwise, and he studied the miseries of his fellow-countrymen with as much attention and research as though he had been going to write a book instead of merely to propose a remedy. To a man of his intensity and singleness, there is no question *>ut that this survey was melancholy in the extreme.
Página 87 - The greatest poet hardly knows pettiness or triviality. If he breathes into any thing that was before thought small it dilates with the grandeur and life of the universe. He is a seer. ... he is individual ... he is complete in himself. . . . the others are as good as he, only he sees it and they do not.
Página 146 - In fact, I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make what use and get what advantage of her I can, as is usual in such cases.
Página 191 - Puis ça, puis la, comme le vent varie, A son plaisir sans cesser nous charie, Plus becquetez d'oiseaulx que dez a couldre. Ne soiez donc de nostre confrairie; Mais priez Dieu que tous nous vueille absouldre...

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