Louis Stevenson School

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    Pieces of eight! pieces of eight! pieces of eight!
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
    —Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965)

    But I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal.... No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1907–1960)