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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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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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As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.

— John James Audubon

The Golden Eagle, which has universally been considered as a bird of most extraordinary powers of flight, is in my estimation little more than a sluggard, though its wings are long and ample.

— John James Audubon

Surrounded by all the members of my dear family, enjoying the affection of numerous friends, who have never abandoned me, and possessing a sufficient share of all that contributes to make life agreeable, I lift my grateful eyes towards the Supreme Being and feel that I am happy.

— John James Audubon

To repay evils with kindness is the religion I was taught to practise, and this will forever be my rule.

— John James Audubon

Go where you will, if a shilling can there be procured, you may expect to meet with individuals in search of it.

— John James Audubon

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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Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.

— John James Audubon

The varying modes of flight exhibited by our diurnal birds of prey have always been to me a subject of great interest, especially as by means of them I have found myself enabled to distinguish one species from another, to the farthest extent of my power of vision.

— John James Audubon

From the top of a high rock, I obtained a good few of the most extensive and dreary wilderness I ever beheld. It chilled the heart to gaze on these barrens of Labrador. Indeed, I now dread every change of harbor, so horridly rugged and dangerous is the whole coast and country to the eye, and to the experienced man either of the sea or the land.

— John James Audubon

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.

— John James Audubon

I waged war against my feelings.

— John James Audubon

Travelling through the breeding places of our species is far from being as interesting to me as it is to inspect the breeding places of the feathery tribes of our country.

— John James Audubon

There is but one kind of love; God is love, and all his creatures derive theirs from his; only it is modified by the different degrees of intelligence in different beings and creatures.

— John James Audubon

Never give up listening to the sounds of birds.

— John James Audubon

My heart swelled with uncontrollable delight ...

— John James Audubon

Thank God it has rained all day. I say thank God, though rain is no rarity, because it is the duty of every man to be thankful for whatever happens by the will of the Omnipotent Creator; yet it was not so agreeable to any of my party as a fine day would have been.

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A Mocking Bird regularly resorts to the south angle of a chimney top and salutes us with sweetest notes from the rising of the moon until about midnight.

— John James Audubon

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