Robert Louis Stevenson: From the Dedication, Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Times change, opinions vary to their opposite, and still this world appears a brave gymnasium, full of sea-⁠bathing, and horse-⁠exercise, and bracing, manly virtues; and what can be more encouraging than to find the friend who was welcome at one age, still welcome at another?

– Robert Louis Stevenson, from the Dedication,
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers