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

Of all the mountain ranges I have climbed, I like the Sierra Nevada the best.

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

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The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir
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The power of imagination makes us infinite.

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

Nature & EnvironmentJohn Muir
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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.

Trees, Conservation & Environment ProtectionJohn Muir
 
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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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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 & SpaceJohn Muir
 
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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 & EnvironmentJohn Muir
 
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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.

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

Nature & Environment, CreationJohn Muir, 1869
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