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JOHN BURROUGHS was an American poet and writer on natural history, was born in Roxbury, Delaware county, New York, on the 3rd of April 1837.


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Quote Left The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. Quote Right
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Quote Left The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song! Quote Right
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Quote Left Science is a capital or fund perpetually reinvested; it accumulates, rolls up, is carried forward by every new man. Every man of science has a... Quote Right
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