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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
by 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

Related topics: Life

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be still and know who you are.
- Kirtana

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

Today Is More Joyful Than Yesterday,
And Tomorrow Will Be More Joyful Still.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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