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A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. ...
by John Burroughs

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

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Leap and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

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

 

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

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

I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.
- John Burroughs

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The secret of happiness is something to do.
- John Burroughs

If we take science as our sole guide,
if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable,
the old theology must go.
- John Burroughs

It is always easier to believe than to deny.
Our minds are naturally affirmative.
- John Burroughs

Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
- John Burroughs

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.
- John Burroughs

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss,
and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
- John Burroughs

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.
- John Burroughs

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not
a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
- John Burroughs

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -
that has been my religion.
- John Burroughs

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling
as if I were attending a funeral.
- John Burroughs

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when
it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
- John Burroughs

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn;
others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.
- John Burroughs

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place,
but a state of mind.
- John Burroughs

Science has done more for the development of western
civilization in one hundred years than Christianity
did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs

How beautiful the leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.
- John Burroughs

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing,
to imagine your facts is another.
- John Burroughs

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice
unless he is certain that it is positively bad.
- John Burroughs

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
- John Burroughs

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle,
not till then.
- John Burroughs

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
- John Burroughs

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.
- John Burroughs

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls,
some scenes you can juggle five balls.
The key is always to speak in your own voice.
Speak the truth.
That's Acting 101.
Then you start putting layers on top of that.
- John Burroughs

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Give somebody a gold star - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

The person who you're with most in life is yourself
and if you don't like yourself,
you're always with somebody you don't like.
- Marc S. Lewis

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're
playing by somebody else's rules,
while quietly playing by your own.
- Michael Korda

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

About the time we can make the ends meet,
somebody moves the ends.
- Herbert Hoover

Love is what you've been through with somebody.
- James Thurber

Do something for somebody everyday
for which you do not get paid.
- Albert Schweitzer

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- George S. Patton

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep.
But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain.
The initial contact has to be the sniffing.
- James Caan

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

Reminds me of my safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days
we had to live on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If somebody invented cigarettes today,
the government would not legalize them.
- Loni Anderson

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll
show you somebody who has never achieved much.
- Joan Collins

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays,
including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
- Ellen Glasgow

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back.
Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.
- Charles Barkley

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

It's a delight to trust somebody so completely.
- Jeff Goldblum

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake.
- the movie The Little Mermaid (1989)

People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore.
The money is in photography.
- Robert Mapplethorpe


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