Quote of the Week–Stevenson

“Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”

-Robert Louis Stevenson

Thanks to Laurel, who posted this quote for me to discover on her blog Happy at Home.

6 thoughts on “Quote of the Week–Stevenson

  1. Stevenson is from my hometown, he said it was a wonderful place to be buried but an awful place to live. With winter setting in I remember him every year.

    This quote reminds me of verses from a poem (hymn too) by the Anglican priest, John Keble, “We need not bid, for cloistered cell,
    Our neighbor and our words farewell,
    Nor strive to find ourselves too high
    For sinful man beneath the sky.

    The trivial round, the common task,
    Will furnish all we ought to ask;
    Room to deny ourselves, a road
    To bring us daily nearer God.”


  2. I always think this after I've been away from home or have been ill and unable to do even the simplest household chores. Great quote. I'm copying it into my Book of Favorites.



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