John Muir Quotes

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John Muir quotes: I ... am always glad to touch the living rock again and dip my hand in the high mountain air. I ... am always glad to touch the living rock again and dip my hand in the high mountain air.
John Muir quotes: Tug on anything in nature and you will find it connected to everything else. Tug on anything in nature and you will find it connected to everything else.
John Muir quotes: Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen
John Muir quotes: Winds are advertisements of all they touch, however much or little we may be able to read them; telling their wanderings even by their scents alone. Winds are advertisements of all they touch, however much or little we may be able to read them; telling their wanderings even by their scents alone.
John Muir quotes: Better to toil blindly, beating every stone in turn for grains of gold, whether they contain any or not, than lie down in apathetic decay. Better to toil blindly, beating every stone in turn for grains of gold, whether they contain any or not, than lie down in apathetic decay.
John Muir quotes: Come to the woods, for here is rest. Come to the woods, for here is rest.
John Muir quotes: Look up and down and round about you.! Look up and down and round about you.!
John Muir quotes: But we are governed more than we know, and most when we are wildest. But we are governed more than we know, and most when we are wildest.
John Muir quotes: But to gain a perfect view, one must go yet further, over a curving brow to a slight shelf on the extreme brink. But to gain a perfect view, one must go yet further, over a curving brow to a slight shelf on the extreme brink.
John Muir quotes: Lie down among the pines for a while, then get to plain pure white love-work ... to help humanity and other mortals and the Lord. Lie down among the pines for a while, then get to plain pure white love-work ... to help humanity and other mortals and the Lord.
John Muir quotes: The power of imagination is infinite. The power of imagination is infinite.
John Muir quotes: Man has injured every animal he has touched. Man has injured every animal he has touched.
John Muir quotes: The finest of the glacier meadow gardens lie ... imbedded in the upper pine forests like lakes of light. The finest of the glacier meadow gardens lie ... imbedded in the upper pine forests like lakes of light.
John Muir quotes: They tell us that plants are not like man immortal, but are perishable-soul -less. I think that is something that we know exactly nothing about. They tell us that plants are not like man immortal, but are perishable-soul -less. I think that is something that we know exactly nothing about.
John Muir quotes: Man and other civilized animals are the only creatures that ever become dirty. Man and other civilized animals are the only creatures that ever become dirty.
John Muir quotes: A little pure wildness is the one great present want, both of men and sheep. A little pure wildness is the one great present want, both of men and sheep.
John Muir quotes: Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines? Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines?
John Muir quotes: How infinitely superior to our physical senses are those of the mind! How infinitely superior to our physical senses are those of the mind!
John Muir quotes: Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in. Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.
John Muir quotes: Some people miss flesh as a drunkard misses his dram ... Some people miss flesh as a drunkard misses his dram ...
John Muir quotes: What wonders lie in every mountain day! What wonders lie in every mountain day!
John Muir quotes: Quench love, and what is left of a man's life but the folding of a few jointed bones and square inches of flesh? Who would call that life? Quench love, and what is left of a man's life but the folding of a few jointed bones and square inches of flesh? Who would call that life?
John Muir quotes: The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
John Muir quotes: How terribly downright must be the utterances of storms and earthquakes to those accustomed to the soft hypocrisies of society. How terribly downright must be the utterances of storms and earthquakes to those accustomed to the soft hypocrisies of society.
John Muir quotes: 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.
John Muir quotes: There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties
John Muir quotes: While cares will drop off like autumn leaves. While cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir quotes: learn to live like the wild animals, learn to live like the wild animals,
John Muir quotes: Anyhow we never know where we must go, nor what guides we are to getpeople,storms, guardian angels, or sheep ... Anyhow we never know where we must go, nor what guides we are to get
people,storms, guardian angels, or sheep ...
John Muir quotes: Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
John Muir quotes: What is worthwhile in life? I think it is worth living and dreaming. If you don't you may be dead anyhow - inside. What is worthwhile in life? I think it is worth living and dreaming. If you don't you may be dead anyhow - inside.
John Muir quotes: The practical importance of the preservation of our forests is augmented by their relations to climate, soil and streams. The practical importance of the preservation of our forests is augmented by their relations to climate, soil and streams.
John Muir quotes: I made these Sierra trips, carrying only a sackful of bread with a little tea and sugar, and was thus independent and free ... I made these Sierra trips, carrying only a sackful of bread with a little tea and sugar, and was thus independent and free ...
John Muir quotes: 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.
John Muir quotes: Every good thing great and small needs defense Every good thing great and small needs defense
John Muir quotes: Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide. Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.
John Muir quotes: Sheep, like people, are ungovernable when hungry. Sheep, like people, are ungovernable when hungry.
John Muir quotes: Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. Of all the paths you take in life,
make sure a few of them are dirt.
John Muir quotes: None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild. None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.
John Muir quotes: All wilderness seems to be full of tricks and plans to drive and draw us up into God's light. All wilderness seems to be full of tricks and plans to drive and draw us up into God's light.
John Muir quotes: ...therefore all childish fear must be put away. ...therefore all childish fear must be put away.
John Muir quotes: Even the sick should try these so-called dangerous passes, because for every unfortunate they kill, they cure a thousand. Even the sick should try these so-called dangerous passes, because for every unfortunate they kill, they cure a thousand.
John Muir quotes: What a psalm the storm was singing, and how fresh the smell of the washed earth and leaves, and how sweet the still small voices of the storm! What a psalm the storm was singing, and how fresh the smell of the washed earth and leaves, and how sweet the still small voices of the storm!
John Muir quotes: Raindrops blossom brilliantly in the rainbow, and change to flowers in the sod, but snow comes in full flower direct from the dark, frozen sky. Raindrops blossom brilliantly in the rainbow, and change to flowers in the sod, but snow comes in full flower direct from the dark, frozen sky.
John Muir quotes: Longing for the mountains Longing for the mountains
John Muir quotes: Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest. Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest.
John Muir quotes: The blessings of one mountain day, whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever. The blessings of one mountain day, whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.
John Muir quotes: Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.
John Muir quotes: Strange the faithless fuss made about taking a walk in the safest and pleasantest of all places, a wilderness. Strange the faithless fuss made about taking a walk in the safest and pleasantest of all places, a wilderness.
John Muir quotes: Take me into the mountains Take me into the mountains
John Muir quotes: Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek. Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek.
John Muir quotes: Bread without butter or coffee without milk is an awful calamity, as if everything before being put in our mouth must first be held under a cow. Bread without butter or coffee without milk is an awful calamity, as if everything before being put in our mouth must first be held under a cow.
John Muir quotes: No temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. No temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite.
John Muir quotes: Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and give strength to body and soul alike. Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and give strength to body and soul alike.
John Muir quotes: Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made and being made forever. Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made and being made forever.
John Muir quotes: Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant. Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant.
John Muir quotes: I ran home in the moonlight with firm strides; for the sun-love made me strong. I ran home in the moonlight with firm strides; for the sun-love made me strong.
John Muir quotes: 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.
John Muir quotes: I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God. I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.
John Muir quotes: How narrow we selfish conceited creatures are in our sympathies! How blind to the rights of all the rest of creation! How narrow we selfish conceited creatures are in our sympathies! How blind to the rights of all the rest of creation!
John Muir quotes: The sun shines not on us but in us. The sun shines not on us but in us.
John Muir quotes: Sequoia seeds have flat wings, and glint and glance in their flight like a boy's kite. Sequoia seeds have flat wings, and glint and glance in their flight like a boy's kite.
John Muir quotes: How lavish is Nature building, pulling down, creating, destroying, chasing every material particle from form to form, ever changing, ever beautiful. How lavish is Nature building, pulling down, creating, destroying, chasing every material particle from form to form, ever changing, ever beautiful.
John Muir quotes: Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.
John Muir quotes: Not blind opposition to progress,but opposition to blind progress ... Not blind opposition to progress,but opposition to blind progress ...
John Muir quotes: One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else. One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else.
John Muir quotes: Listen to them! How wholly infused with God is this one big word of love that we call the world! Listen to them! How wholly infused with God is this one big word of love that we call the world!
John Muir quotes: One day's exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books. One day's exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.
John Muir quotes: In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others
John Muir quotes: Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it. Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.
John Muir quotes: When you tug at a single thing in the universe, you'll find its attached to everything else. When you tug at a single thing in the universe, you'll find its attached to everything else.
John Muir quotes: I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
John Muir quotes: I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer. I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer.
John Muir quotes: Man is always and everywhere a blight on the landscape. Man is always and everywhere a blight on the landscape.
John Muir quotes: Everybody needs beauty ... places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike. Everybody needs beauty ... places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.
John Muir quotes: 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. 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.
John Muir quotes: I am learning to live close to the lives of my friends without ever seeing them. No miles of any measurement can separate your soul from mine. I am learning to live close to the lives of my friends without ever seeing them. No miles of any measurement can separate your soul from mine.
John Muir quotes: Every sight and sound inspiring, leading one far out of himself, yet feeding and building up his individuality. Every sight and sound inspiring, leading one far out of himself, yet feeding and building up his individuality.
John Muir quotes: God has to nearly kill us sometimes, to teach us lessons. God has to nearly kill us sometimes, to teach us lessons.
John Muir quotes: One of the best ways to see tree flowers is to climb one of the tallest trees and to get into close, tingling touch with them, and then look broad. One of the best ways to see tree flowers is to climb one of the tallest trees and to get into close, tingling touch with them, and then look broad.
John Muir quotes: As if nothing that does not obviously make for the benefit of man had any right to exist; as if our ways were God's ways As if nothing that does not obviously make for the benefit of man had any right to exist; as if our ways were God's ways
John Muir quotes: We were glad, however, to get within reach of information ... We were glad, however, to get within reach of information ...