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Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13 1850 - December 3 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. He was the man who "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins", as G. K. Chesterton put it. He was also greatly admired by many authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Vladimir Nabokov and others. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the canon.

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Dec 09, 2011

Does anyone know the textual source for this quote? I can't find it searching online databases of R.L. Stevenson's work, yet everywhere I find the quote attributed to him. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!

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