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John Burroughs Quotes

I hope you find these John Burroughs Quotes inspiring and motivational.

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

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Leap and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

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

I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.
- 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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I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling
as if I were attending a funeral.
- John Burroughs

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

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

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

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

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

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

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
- John Burroughs

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

Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
- John Burroughs

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

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

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

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

How beautiful the leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.
- John Burroughs

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Do not hire a man who does your work for money,
but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart


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