Best Quotes by John James Audubon (Top 10)

  1. Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
  2. A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
  3. 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.
  4. In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests.
  5. The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.
  6. As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.
  7. 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.
  8. My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
  9. Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
  10. Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day.

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