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John Burroughs Quotes

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
Life, Friends, Read

A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
John Burroughs
Failure, Times, Until

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
Patience, Love, Work

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

Leap, and the net will appear.
John Burroughs
Motivational, Appear, Leap

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

Nature, Order, Senses Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion. – John Burroughs

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion.
John Burroughs
Religion, Joy, Universe

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
Failure, Trying, Times

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
John Burroughs
Spirit, Broken, Miracle

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
Happiness, Work, Happy

The secret of happiness is something to do.
John Burroughs
Happiness, Secret

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
John Burroughs
Wisdom, Greatest, Deed

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

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
John Burroughs
Another, Treat, Facts

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
Truth, Start, Three

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
John Burroughs
Beautiful, Old, Last

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
John Burroughs
Great, Difficult, Distant

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
John Burroughs
Religion, Mind, State

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
Nature, She, Moral

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
John Burroughs
Brainy, Once, Somebody

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
John Burroughs
Learn, Path, Took

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
John Burroughs
History, Feeling, Natural

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
Alone, Science, Old

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
John Burroughs
Minds, Easier, Deny

Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
John Burroughs
Life, Struggle, Warfare

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.
John Burroughs
Men, Others, However

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.
John Burroughs
Philosophy, Battle, Till

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
Good, Society, Travel

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
Work, Heart, Blessed

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.
John Burroughs
Bad, Earth, Advice

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