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The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. John Burroughs#Opportunities 86
John Burroughs#Opportunities 86
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#Nature 85
John Burroughs#Nature 85
Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these. John Burroughs#Personality 73
John Burroughs#Personality 73
Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all. John Burroughs#Men 68
John Burroughs#Men 68
One may return to the place of his birth, He cannot go back to his youth. John Burroughs#Past 67
John Burroughs#Past 67
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years. John Burroughs#Science 67
John Burroughs#Science 67
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. John Burroughs#Heaven 67
John Burroughs#Heaven 67
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#Life 64
John Burroughs#Life 64
One resolution I have made and try always to keep is this To rise above little things. John Burroughs#Motivational 61
John Burroughs#Motivational 61
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 60
John Burroughs#Wealth 60
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