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Leap and the net will appear. ...
by John Burroughs

Leap and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
- Barbara Sher

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge,
then a leap taken.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time,
so it wasn't such a leap.
- Jim Coleman

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

It's best to leap into something you know you love.
You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth.
- Charles Kuralt

I wasn't at all sure I could make that sort of leap
into that sort of comic book reality.
- Terence Stamp

It really is no different in the way that we make records and shoot music videos.
I don't think of the movie as being a great leap out
of my current profession.
- Wayne Coyne

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then
overcome all inconveniences,
ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop,
even if it is in flames.
- Les Brown

I honestly believe that the next big leap in immersive
technology will be very much like Brainstorm.
- Douglas Trumbull

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap
that so much misery is produced in the world.
- William Cobbett

The artist never entirely knows.
We guess.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
- Agnes de Mille

Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.
- Cliff Fadiman

Cheese is milk's leap towards immortality.
- Clifton Fadiman

No one else in our family was a professional musician
so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
- Tony Visconti

You grow up in a Sicilian household,
becoming an actor is not a big leap.
- Vincent Schiavelli

Getting to the pint where the other is not the enemy is a big leap.
- Stanley Crouch

The strangest thing that human speech and human writing
can do is create a metaphor.
That is an amazing leap, is it not?
- Dennis Potter

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes,
your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
- Holly Near

Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who
leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
- Walter Benjamin

The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to
leap a chasm in two jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Look before you leap for as you sow,
ye are like to reap.
- Samuel Butler

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated
act without benefit of experience.
- Henry Miller

When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize,
there was a quantum leap.
He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore;
he belongs to the world.
- Richard Gere

No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
- Juvenal

You leap over the wall of one ghetto and find yourself in another ghetto.
- Klaus Kinski

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
- Thomas Hobbes

But for the first time, we haven't made a huge leap
forward in sound from our last album.
Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it.
- Ed O'Brien

The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot

There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled
their dreams because they over thought it,
or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.
- James Cameron

So in one leap we had gone from being a friendly society
to something almost professional.
- Neville Marriner

Ultimately it's a leap of faith and a leap of imagination
to put yourself back in time into those conditions
and situations and see how you would react.
- Derek Jacobi

One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical.
We're not scientists.
We don't always have to make the logical,
reasonable leap.
- Stella Adler

What I'm suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance.
We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide
a tremendous leap forward for humanity.
- Jeremy Rifkin


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