American essayist; b. 1837; d. 1921 · 3 aphorisms · no comments
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Comment# · ★★☆☆ Fair (195 ratings) · submitted 1997
For my part, the longer I live the less I feel the need of any sort of theological belief, and the more I am content to let unseen powers go on their way with me and mine without question or distrust.
John Burroughs, in Science and Religion
Comment# · ★★☆☆ Fair (468 ratings) · submitted 1997
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
Comment# · ★★☆☆ Fair (136 ratings) · submitted 1997
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.