Zitate und Sprüche von Richard Jefferies

John Richard Jefferies war ein englischer Naturschriftsteller. Er ist erst durch seine Essays berühmt geworden, aber er hat auch Romane geschrieben, darunter zwei einflussreiche Kinderbücher, Wood Magic und Bevis, ein frühes Werk der Science Fiction, After London, und eine Erzählung einer untergehenden Bauernfamilie, Amaryllis at the Fair.

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Some, I verily believe, delight to be slave-men; it is a joy to them, and they would not change their condition; not only miserable village wretches, but men in good position, well-to-do sycophants.

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Ever since the world began, it has been the belief of mankind that desolate places are the special haunt of supernatural beings.

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A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.

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It would seem that the ant works its way tentatively, and, observing where it fails, tries another place and succeeds.

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Science, as illustrated by the printing press, the telegraph, the railway, is a double-edged sword. At the same moment that it puts an enormous power in the hands of the good man, it also offers an equal advantage to the evil disposed.

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