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American Essayist and Naturalist, 1837-1921
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A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
Culture means the perfect and equal development of man on all sides
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice
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
Happiness comes most to persons who seek her least, and think least about it. It is not an object to be sought; it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it.
He had 2.7 million veterans under him. He carries a pretty heavy stick.
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
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.
If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature.
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
If you think you can do it, you can.
In sorrow he learned this truth: Though one may return to the place of his birth, He cannot go back to his youth
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
It's nothing she would ever have given away. It's value is really sentimental.
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
Leap, and the net will appear.
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