Tuesday May 8th 2012

tuesday-may-8th-2012 Perseverance

Thought for the Day

“You cannot run away from weakness;
you must some time fight it out or perish;
and if that be so,
why not now, and where you stand?”

~ Robert Louis Stevenson
(1850-1894)



Robert Louis Stevenson*Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson

Born: 13 November 1850 Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 3 December 1894 (aged 44) Vailima, Samoa

A Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His most well known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson has been greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he “seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins”.

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