"There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."John Muir on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."John Muir on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."John Muir on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."John Muir on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."John Muir on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."