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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1104
AUTHOR: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)
QUOTATION: Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Senator Sam Ervin in his last newsletter, Senator Sam Ervin Says, January 2, 1975, p. 2. Unverified.