Thought for the Day
“A man can fail many times,
but he isn’t a failure until he begins
to blame somebody else.”
~ John Burroughs
Born: April 3, 1837 Roxbury, New York
Died: March 29, 1921 Kingsville, Ohio
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 Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay.