John Burroughs Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john burroughs quotes, john burroughs sayings, and john burroughs proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He likes the haze and calm of these long, warm days. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beautiful and majestic are his movements!      

John Burroughs

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

John Burroughs

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.     

John Burroughs

If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature.     

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

If the October days were a cordial like the subacids of fruit, these are a tonic like the wine of iron. Drink deep or be careful how you taste this December vintage. The first sip may chill, but a full draught warms and invigorates.     

John Burroughs