Facts about John James Audubon

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John James Audubon was a famous Scientist from USA, who lived between April 26, 1785 and January 27, 1851. He/she became 65 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John James Audubon (27)


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"I waged war against my feelings"
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"I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine"
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"Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?"
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"To be a good draftsman was to me a blessing"
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"The mercantile business did not suit me"
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"On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea. I was immediately affected with sea-sickness, which, however, lasted but a short time. I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise"
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"My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish"
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"I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens"
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"Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased"
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"As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature"
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"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"
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"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children"
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"In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests"
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"If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America"
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"Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them"
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"The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear"
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"Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks"
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"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"
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"I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could"
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"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"
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"But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns"
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"Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day"
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"To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art"
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"On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life"
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"Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic"
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"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"
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"How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books?"


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