No man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
And life is all a variorum, at the best.
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Sightseeing is the art of disappointment.
For the cocoa-tree and the island man are both lovers and neighbours of the surf. ‘The coral waxes, the palm grows, but man departs,' says the sad Tahitian proverb; but they are all three, so long as they endure, co-haunters of the beach.