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John James Audubon

Top 10 John James Audubon Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 56
Grateful Waste Abroad

Ah! How often when I have been abroad on the mountains has my heart risen in grateful praise to God that it was not my destiny to waste and pine among those noisome congregations of the city.

- John James Audubon

Country Harbor Beheld

From the top of a high rock, I obtained a good few of the most extensive and dreary wilderness I ever beheld. It chilled the heart to gaze on these barrens of Labrador. Indeed, I now dread every change of harbor, so horridly rugged and dangerous is the whole coast and country to the eye, and to the experienced man either of the sea or the land.

- John James Audubon

Fishing Cares Knew

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

- John James Audubon

Falls Trembling Scene

All trembling, I reached the Falls of Niagara, and oh, what a scene! My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creator's power; and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His elements.

- John James Audubon

Enjoy Long Portion

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

Hope Distance Guns

But Hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns.

- John James Audubon

About Show Particular Way

Great men show politeness in a particular way; a smile suffices to assure you that you are welcome, and keep about their avocations as if you were a member of the family.

- John James Audubon

Environmental World Given

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

Nature Her Walks

During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.

- John James Audubon

I Am Feel I Feel

I feel I am strange to all but the birds of America.

- John James Audubon

Constitution Butcher

I ate no butcher's meat, lived chiefly on fruits, vegetables, and fish, and never drank a glass of spirits or wine until my wedding day. To this I attribute my continual good health, endurance, and an iron constitution.

- John James Audubon

Partnership Established

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

Work Sooner Given

A few days of idleness have completely sickened me, and given me what is called the blue-devils so severely, that I feel that the sooner I go to work and drive them off, the better.

- John James Audubon

Search May Expect

Go where you will, if a shilling can there be procured, you may expect to meet with individuals in search of it.

- John James Audubon

Country Nothing Ashore

July 2. A beautiful day for Labrador. Went ashore and killed nothing, but was pleased with what I saw. The country is so grandly wild and desolate that I am charmed by its wonderful dreariness.

- John James Audubon

Love Kind Creatures

There is but one kind of love; God is love, and all his creatures derive theirs from his; only it is modified by the different degrees of intelligence in different beings and creatures.

- John James Audubon

War Against Waged

I waged war against my feelings.

- John James Audubon

Caught Creatures Gazed

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

Living Habits Tolerable

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

Flight Prey Extent

The varying modes of flight exhibited by our diurnal birds of prey have always been to me a subject of great interest, especially as by means of them I have found myself enabled to distinguish one species from another, to the farthest extent of my power of vision.

- John James Audubon