John Burroughs

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John Burroughs

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One can only learn his powers of action by action, and his powers of thought by thinking.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you think you can do it, you can.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Culture means the perfect and equal development of man on all sides.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The secret of happiness is having something meaningful to do, seeking purpose.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The secret of happiness is something to do.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.More John Burroughs [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.More John Burroughs [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More John Burroughs [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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