John Muir - Quotes

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Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

The mountains are calling and I must go.

The mountains are calling and I must go.

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. ---->>>

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! ---->>>

One may as well dam for water tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man. ---->>>

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.

Biography

Name: John Muir
Nationality: American
Born: April 21, 1838
Birthplace: Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Die: 12-24, 1914
Occupation: Environmentalist
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John Muir (; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains", was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions (wikipedia)