John Burroughs Quotes

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Born: April 3, 1837, Roxbury, New York
Birth Country: USA
Died: on a train near Kingsville, Ohio, March 29, 1921
Occupation: Author

1.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

2.
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
- John Burroughs

3.
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.
- John Burroughs

4.
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.
- John Burroughs

5.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
- John Burroughs

6.
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.
- John Burroughs

7.
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
- John Burroughs

8.
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.
- John Burroughs

9.
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
- John Burroughs

10.
If you think you can do it, you can.
- John Burroughs

11.
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
- John Burroughs

12.
Leap, and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

13.
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.
- John Burroughs

14.
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs

15.
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.
- John Burroughs

16.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
- John Burroughs

17.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
- John Burroughs

18.
The secret of happiness is something to do.
- John Burroughs

19.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs

20.
To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

21.
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
- John Burroughs

22.
Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
- John Burroughs

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