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A collection of quotes and thoughts by John Ray on misery, love, nature, beauty, law, smile, power, pleasures, water, biology, zoology and trouble.

28 Mind-Blowing Quotes By John Ray That Will Widen Your Horizon

Famous As: Naturalist
Born On: November 29, 1627
Died On: January 17, 1705
Born In: Black Notley, near Braintree
Died At Age: 77
John Ray was an acclaimed English naturalist acknowledged to be ‘the father of natural history’. His interest towards nature is believed to have been cultivated by his herbalist mother. This made him study at some of the most renowned universities including the University of Cambridge. He was a great preacher and preached at his college and the St. Mary’s church. This helped him get his official holy orders and published his first book titled ‘Catalogue of Cambridge plants' and became one of the first known parson-naturalists. Although he was a non-conformist, he was a staunch believer of the ‘Church of England’. He further went on a three-year long tour with a few of his pupils to Europe. This research tour turned out to be very fruitful as he was able to pursue a deep study on plants. After the end of the tour, he came up with three of his publications which are considered as a gem in botany. He further did many works of research and is believed to be one of the founding fathers of botany and zoology. He is also believed to be the first person to give a biological definition of the word ‘species’. Let us browse through the thought-provoking sayings and quotations by John Ray that hold a world of wisdom. Read through the quotes and thoughts by John Ray to have a share of his huge intellect about nature.

The honester the man, the worse luck.

John Ray

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

John Ray

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. —John Ray (1670)

John Ray

They love too much that die for love.

John Ray

A joy that's shared is a joy made double.

John Ray

The younger brother hath the more wit.

John Ray

Children, when they are little, they make parents fools; when great, mad.

John Ray

One means very effectual for the preservation of health is a quiet and cheerful mind, not afflicted with violent passions or distracted with immoderate cares.

John Ray

Love thy neighbor, but pull not down thy hedge.

John Ray

Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left.

John Ray

Global warming has taken the place of Communism as an absurdity that 'liberals' will defend to the death regardless of the evidence showing its folly.

John Ray

Though thou has never so many counselors, yet do not forsake the counsel of your soul.

John Ray

Never meet trouble half-way.

John Ray

There is for a free man no occupation more worthy and delightful than to contemplate the beauteous works of nature and honor the infinite wisdom and goodness of God.

John Ray

The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation.

John Ray

Good words cool more than cold water.

John Ray

To those we love best we say the least

John Ray

Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish.

John Ray

Manners make often fortunes.

John Ray

Where love fails we espy all faults.

John Ray

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

John Ray

Money was made for the free-hearted and generous.

John Ray

The heart is the first part that quickens, and the last that dies.

John Ray

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.

John Ray

He is wise that can make a friend of a foe.

John Ray

Beauty is power; a smile is tls sword.

John Ray

A spaniel, a woman, and a walnut tree, the more they're beaten the better they be.

John Ray

There is no doubt, that man is not built to be a carnivorous animal. What a sweet, pleasing and innocent sight is the spectacle of a table served that way and what a difference to a make up of fuming animal meat, slaughtered and dead! Man in no way has the constitution of a carnivorous being. Hunt and voracity are unnatural to him. Man has neither the sharp pointed teeth or claws to slaughter his prey. On the contrary his hands are made to pick fruits, berries and vegetables and teeth appropriate to chew them.

John Ray