Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde... (wikipedia)
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.