Quotes by John Muir
- 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.
- 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.
- How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
- 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.
- In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- 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.
- 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.
- The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
- The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
- The mountains are calling and I must go.
- The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.