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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) on health and risk taking


It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser,
better to live and be done with it, than to die daily in the sick
room.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Discuss

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure IslandKidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.[3] His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis BorgesErnest HemingwayRudyard Kipling,Marcel SchwobVladimir Nabokov,[4] J. M. Barrie,[5] 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.”[6] (From Here)