John Burroughs Quote
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Burroughs
Born: April 3, 1837
Died: March 29, 1921 (aged 83)
Occupation: Author, writer, naturalist
Bio: John Burroughs was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Henry David Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay.
Quote of the day
“Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.”