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The secret of happiness is something to do. JOHN BURROUGHS

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

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

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. JOHN BURROUGHS
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Life is a struggle, but not a warfare. JOHN BURROUGHS

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

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

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. JOHN BURROUGHS

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

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

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

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am. JOHN BURROUGHS

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. JOHN BURROUGHS

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song! JOHN BURROUGHS
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Every walk to the woods is a religious rite, every bath in the stream is a saving ordinance. Communion service is at all hours, and the bread and wine are from the heart and marrow of Mother Earth. JOHN BURROUGHS
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The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. JOHN BURROUGHS
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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
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Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all. JOHN BURROUGHS
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In the fields and woods more than anything else all things come to those who wait, because all things are on the move, and are sure sooner or later to come your way. To absorb a thing is better than to learn it, and we absorb what we enjoy. We learn things at school; we absorb them in the fields and woods. When we look upon Nature with fondness and appreciation, she meets us halfway and takes a deeper hold on us than when studiously conned. Hence I say the way of knowledge of Nature is the way of love and enjoyment, and is more surely found in the open air than in the school room or the laboratory. JOHN BURROUGHS

Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these. JOHN BURROUGHS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Life is a struggle, but not a warfare. JOHN BURROUGHS

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. JOHN BURROUGHS

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. JOHN BURROUGHS
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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
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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
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To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life. JOHN BURROUGHS

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To me - old age is always ten years older than I am. JOHN BURROUGHS

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

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

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

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

In the fields and woods more than anything else all things come to those who wait, because all things are on the move, and are sure sooner or later to come your way. To absorb a thing is better than to learn it, and we absorb what we enjoy. We learn things at school; we absorb them in the fields and woods. When we look upon Nature with fondness and appreciation, she meets us halfway and takes a deeper hold on us than when studiously conned. Hence I say the way of knowledge of Nature is the way of love and enjoyment, and is more surely found in the open air than in the school room or the laboratory. JOHN BURROUGHS

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How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. JOHN BURROUGHS
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To me - old age is always ten years older than I am. JOHN BURROUGHS

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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

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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. JOHN BURROUGHS

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

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
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To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life. JOHN BURROUGHS




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