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It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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Daemon wrote:
It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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Stenvenson was a great writer who, unfortunately was not a person of good health throughout his life. Remarkably however, he did get a chance to nurture and express his literary genius.
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Daemon wrote:
It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)


In this sense, suicide is the most quick and secure way to lose someone's health...
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Context from: Aes Triplex and Other Essays

Aes Triplex


“It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser. It is better to live and be done with it, than to die daily in the sick-room. By all means begin your folio; even if the doctor does not give you a year, even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week. It is not only in finished undertakings that we ought to honour useful labour. A spirit goes out of the man who means execution, which outlives the most untimely ending. All who have meant good work with their whole hearts, have done good work, although they may die before they have the time to sign it. Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. And even if death catch people, like an open pitfall, and in mid-career, laying out vast projects, and planning monstrous foundations, flushed with hope, and their mouths full of boastful language, they should be at once tripped up and silenced: is there not something brave and spirited in such a termination? and does not life go down with a better grace, foaming in full body over a precipice, than miserably straggling to an end in sandy deltas? When the Greeks made their fine saying that those whom the gods love die young, I cannot help believing they had this sort of death also in their eye. For surely, at whatever age it overtake the man, this is to die young. Death has not been suffered to take so much as an illusion from his heart. In the hot-fit of life, a-tiptoe on the highest point of being, he passes at a bound on to the other side. The noise of the mallet and chisel is scarcely quenched, the trumpets are hardly done blowing, when, trailing with him clouds of glory, this happy-starred, full-blooded spirit shoots into the spiritual land.”

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One of my favourite writers.
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It is bad either way, lose it or waste it alike.
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