Quotations by Burroughs, John


One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: “To rise above the little things.”

John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist
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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 (1837-1921) American naturalist
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Nature does not care whether the hunter slays the beast or the beast the hunter. She will make good compost of both, and her ends are prospered whichever succeeds.

John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist
Birds & Poets, ch. 2 (1877)

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

John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist
The Heart of Burroughs’s Journals, 24 Oct 1907 [ed. Barrus] (1928)
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It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist
The Light of Day, “The Modern Skeptic” (1900)
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