John Burroughs Quotes


38 John Burroughs quotes:



"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
"There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad."
Author: Burroughs Quotes Category: Advice Quotes Earth Quotes
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
"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."
"If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go."
"I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral."
"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."
"The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention."
"A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did."
"The secret of happiness is something to do."
"It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative."
"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
"The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it."
"Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man."
"Life is a struggle, but not a warfare."
"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are."
"To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another."
"Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all."
"To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday."
"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."



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