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John Muir quotes (18)

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
John Muir   Category:

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir   Category: Wisdom

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   Category: Health

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   Category: Environmental

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
John Muir   Category: Inspirational

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   Category: Nature

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir   Category: Wisdom

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   Category: Environmental

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.
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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   Category: Environmental

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir   Category: Nature

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

The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir   Category: Nature

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir   Category: Inspirational

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

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

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
John Muir   Category:

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