John Muir Quotes

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Born: April 21, 1838, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Birth Country: Scotland, UK
Died: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., December 24, 1914
Occupation: Author

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- John Muir

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.
- 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.
- John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
- John Muir

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

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

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.
- John Muir

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.
- John Muir

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

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
- John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go.
- John Muir

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- John Muir

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- John Muir

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

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