John Burroughs quotes

 quotes - The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. Share

“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”

— John Burroughs

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

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

— John Burroughs

 quotes - I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. Share

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

— John Burroughs

 quotes - If you think you can do it, you can. Share

“If you think you can do it, you can.”

— 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

“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

“Leap, and the net will appear.”

— 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

“The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.”

— John Burroughs

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

— John Burroughs

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

— John Burroughs

“The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.”

— John Burroughs

“The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.”

— 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

“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”

— John Burroughs

“To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.”

— John Burroughs

“To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.”

— John Burroughs

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

— 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

“Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.”

— 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

“It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.”

— John Burroughs

“Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.”

— John Burroughs

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

— John Burroughs

“The secret of happiness is something to do.”

— John Burroughs

“There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.”

— 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

“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

“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