Quotes by John Muir

John Muir also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American:42 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.

Quotes by John Muir
Quote by John Muir

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

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Quote by John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go.

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Quote by John Muir

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

Imagination
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Quote by John Muir

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

Nature
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Quote by John Muir

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.

Nature, Trees
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Quote by John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

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Quote by John Muir

In my first interview with a Sierra bear we were frightened and embarrassed, both of us, but the bear's behavior was better than mine.

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

Universe
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Quote by John Muir

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

Nature
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Quote by John Muir

These beatiful days must enrich all my life. They do not exist as mere pictures... but they saturate themselves into every part of the body and live always.

Memory
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Quote by John Muir - 1869

Everything in nature called destruction must be creation - a change from beauty to beauty.

Nature, Creation
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