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Burroughs, John

Born: 1837 AD
Died: 1921 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Essayists, Naturalists

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US essayist and naturalist


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  • "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
  • "The secret of happiness is something to do."
  • "The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it."
  • "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."
  • "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."