Find important quotes and citations by the author John Burroughs.
Quote 3026If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go
Quote 3025Leap, and the net will appear
Quote 3024The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
Quote 3023Nature 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
Quote 3022If 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
Quote 3021It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative
Quote 3020There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad
Quote 3019I 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
Quote 3018Culture means the perfect and equal development of man on all sides
Quote 3017Blessed 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.
Quote 3016I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
Quote 3015I 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.
Quote 3014In sorrow he learned this truth: Though one may return to the place of his birth, he cannot go back to his youth
Quote 3013Literature is an investment of genius which has dividends to all subsequent times
Quote 3012I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral
Quote 3011We can outrun the wind and the storm, but we cannot outrun the demon of hurry
Quote 3010The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind
Quote 3009Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.
Quote 3008You must have the bird in your heart before you can find it in the bush.
Quote 3007To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday
Quote 3006Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion
Quote 3005Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
Quote 3004One can only learn his powers of action by action, and his powers of thought by thinking
Quote 3003Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it
Quote 3002To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.