John Burroughs Quotes

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Rise above little things.
— John Burroughs
Nature teaches more than she preaches.
— John Burroughs
The secret of happiness is something to do.
— John Burroughs
Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it.
— John Burroughs
A man's life may stagnate as literally as water may stagnate.

life

I rave no more against time or fate. For, lo! Mine own shall come to me.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
— John Burroughs

nature

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
— John Burroughs
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
— John Burroughs

blame failure

I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make my own honey.

books

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love and self-sacrifice.
— 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.

nature

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

time

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

time

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 goal of real service.
— John Burroughs

wealth

Happiness comes most to persons who seek her least, and think least about it. It is not an object to be sought; it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it.
— John Burroughs
Happiness comes most to persons who seek her least, and think least about her.  It is not an object to be sought; it is a state to be induced.  It must follow and not lead.  It must overtake you, and not you overtake it.

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