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Comprehensive information about John Burroughs including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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. This educational John Burroughs resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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 gold of real service. 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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Quote Left It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. Quote Right
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