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John James Audubon

Data de nascimento: 26. Abril 1785
Data de falecimento: 27. Janeiro 1851

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John James Audubon foi um naturalista americano de origem francesa, especializado na ilustração científica de aves. O seu trabalho mais conhecido The Birds of America alcançou, durante a sua vida, sucesso comercial e trouxe-lhe enorme popularidade junto do público. O prestígio científico alcançado pela obra valeu-lhe elogios rasgados dos seus pares e permitiu-lhe tornar-se o segundo americano a ser incluído à seleta Royal Society britânica para as ciências.

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„I presume the love of the mothers for their young is much the same as the love of woman for her offspring. 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
Context: Captain Hall expressed some doubts as to my views respecting the affection and love of pigeons, as if I made it human, and raised the possessors quite above the brutes. I presume the love of the mothers for their young is much the same as the love of woman for her offspring. 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. Ch. X, p. 139

„I cannot write at all, but if I could how could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books?“

—  John James Audubon
Context: I cannot write at all, but if I could how could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books? I will not write at all. Journal entry in Audubon and His Journals (1897), edited by Maria R. Audubon, Vol. I, "The European Journals 1826 - 1829", p. 184

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„Thank God it has rained all day.“

—  John James Audubon
Context: 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. Ch. XXIX, p. 348

„A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.“

—  John James Audubon
Sometimes attributed to Audubon in recent years, there are no occurrences of this statement that have been located prior to 1997, and it is probably derived from the remarks of Wendell Berry:

„Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment; cares I knew not, and cared naught about them. I purchased excellent and beautiful horses, visited all such neighbors as I found congenial spirits, and was as happy as happy could be.“

—  John James Audubon
On his life at Mill Grove, in Pennsylvania http://pa.audubon.org/centers_mill_grove.html in "Audubon's Story of His Youth" edited by Maria R. Audubon, in Scribner's Magazine Vol. XIII, No. 3, (March 1893), p. 278