The Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson had not enjoyed a single day of good health in 14 years. One day, when he had been forced to set aside his writing because of violent coughing and wracking, his wife said to him, "I suppose you're going to tell me it's a glorious day."

As he watched the sunlight streaming through the window, he said, "Yes, because I refuse to allow a row of medicine bottles to form the circumference of my world."

Robert Louis Stevenson lived life with a victorious attitude and was determine to live in victory over his circumstances.