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John Burroughs - Quotes

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For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

If you think you can do it, you can.

If you think you can do it, you can.

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

Leap, and the net will appear.

Leap, and the net will appear.

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. ---->>>

The secret of happiness is something to do.

The secret of happiness is something to do.

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all. ---->>>

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral. ---->>>

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. ---->>>

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.

I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.

Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years. ---->>>

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. ---->>>

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

Life is a struggle, but not a warfare. ---->>>

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. ---->>>

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then. ---->>>

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him. ---->>>

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that. ---->>>

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: April 3, 1837
Birthplace: Roxbury, New York
Die: 03-29, 1921
Occupation: Author
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John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement. The first of his essay collections was Wake-Robin in 1871. In the words of his biographer Edward Renehan, Burroughs' special identity was less that of a scientific naturalist than that of "a literary naturalist with a duty to record his own unique perceptions of the natural world (wikipedia)