Robert William Service quotes

 quotes - It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. Share

“It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.”

— Robert William Service

 quotes - Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say. Share

“Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.”

— Robert William Service

 quotes - A promise made is a debt unpaid. Share

“A promise made is a debt unpaid.”

— Robert William Service

 quotes - No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is. Share

“No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.”

— Robert William Service

“I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.”

— Robert William Service

“The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.”

— Robert William Service

“Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.”

— Robert William Service

“It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.”

— Robert William Service

“His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full.”

— Robert William Service

“I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.”

— Robert William Service

“Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.”

— Robert William Service

“I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors.”

— Robert William Service