William Henry Hudson — British Author born on August 04, 1841, died on August 18, 1922

William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist... (wikipedia)

The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys, the most playful animal in existence.
You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
Animals of all classes, old and young, shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them.
Now that we are cool, he said, and regret that we hurt each other, I am not sorry that it happened.
We know that our senses are subject to decay, that from our middle years they are decaying all the time; but happily it is as if we didn't know and didn't believe.