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John James Audubon Quotes and Sayings

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I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds,
or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.
- John James Audubon

I feel fully decided that we should all go to Europe
together and to work as if an established Partnership
for Life consisting of Husband Wife and Children.
- John James Audubon

The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.
- John James Audubon

Mathematics was hard, dull work.
Geography pleased me more.
For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
- John James Audubon

 

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment.
Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
- John James Audubon

The mercantile business did not suit me.
- John James Audubon

How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough
to make a dozen large books?
- John James Audubon

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To be a good draftsman was to me a blessing.
- John James Audubon

But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance
seldom reached by the best of Guns.
- John James Audubon

I waged war against my feelings.
- John James Audubon

In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself
from the persons around me and retire to some secluded
part of our noble forests.
- John James Audubon

One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed
at these beautiful creatures...
as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints.
- John James Audubon

Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency
to follow Nature in her walks.
- John James Audubon

Because my father was often absent on naval duty,
my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
- John James Audubon

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree
succeed? I can scarcely think so.
Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
- John James Audubon

My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors,
but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
- John James Audubon

Almost every day, instead of going to school,
I made for the fields, where I spent my day.
- John James Audubon

To have been torn from the study would have been as death;
my time was entirely occupied with art.
- John James Audubon

I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens.
- John James Audubon

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the
world is not given by his fathers,
but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon

I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine.
- John James Audubon

As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.
- John James Audubon

If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons,
or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family,
although I must abandon my life to its success,
and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never
see again my own beloved America.
- John James Audubon

After all, I long to be in America again,
nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe,
it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind,
and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any
portion of the world beside.
- John James Audubon

I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter.
I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware
that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.
- John James Audubon

On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea.
I was immediately affected with sea-sickness,
which, however, lasted but a short time.
I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise.
- John James Audubon

On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever.
The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me
from France took charge of me and placed me under the
care of two Quaker ladies.
To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life.
- John James Audubon

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

Know that you are never alone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never give up.
- Anonymous

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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