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John Burroughs

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Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

— John Burroughs

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

— John Burroughs

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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


Leap, and the net will appear.

— John Burroughs

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

— John Burroughs

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Leap and the net will appear

— John Burroughs


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

— John Burroughs

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The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.

— John Burroughs


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

— John Burroughs


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

— John Burroughs

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Long for their fantastical representations of wildlife he also denounced the booming genre of "naturalistic" animal stories as "yellow journalism of the woods". He continued to write and continued as a federal bank examiner for several more years. Among Burroughs's classmates was future financier Jay Gould.

By the turn of the 20th century he had become a virtual cultural institution[peacock term] in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature and the American conservation movement had come fully into their own. " The result was a body of work whose perfect resonance with the tone of its cultural moment perhaps explains both its enormous popularity at that time and its relative obscurity since. His extraordinary popularity and popular visibility were sustained by a prolific stream of essay collections beginning with Wake-Robin in 1871.

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