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John Burroughs Quotes


38 John Burroughs quotes:



"Happiness comes most to persons who seek her least, and think least about it. It is not an object to be sought; it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it."
"Literature is an investment of genius which has dividends to all subsequent times"
Author: Burroughs Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative."
"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice"
"I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral."
"A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did."
"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
"A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying."
"The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind."
"If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins toblame somebody else and stops trying."
Author: Burroughs Quotes Category: Blame Quotes
"If you think you can do it, you can."
Author: Burroughs Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"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
"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."



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