John Muir Quotes

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John Muir Quotes

  • Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.
  • How narrow we selfish conceited creatures are in our sympathies! How blind to the rights of all the rest of creation!
  • There is nothing more eloquent in Nature than a mountain stream.
  • Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.
  • The snow is melting into music.
  • Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.
  • This is Nature’s own reservation, and every lover of wildness will rejoice with me that by kindly frost it is so well defended.
  • 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.
  • I ran home in the moonlight with firm strides; for the sun-love made me strong.
  • This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising.
  • Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
  • Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.
  • To dine with a glacier on a sunny day is a glorious thing and makes a common feast of meat and wine ridiculous. The glacier eats hills and sunbeams.
  • The power of imagination makes us infinite.
  • Every natural object is a conductor of divinity and only by coming into contact with them… may we be filled with the Holy Ghost.
  • Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.
  • In God’s wildness lies the hope of the world – the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal ere we are aware.
  • Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
  • I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.
  • Night is coming on and I am filled with indescribable loneliness. Felt feverish; bathed in a black, silent stream.
  • The world, we are told, was made especially for man — a presumption not supported by all the facts.
  • I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news
  • The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
  • The soft light of morning falls upon ripening forests of oak and elm, walnut and hickory, and all Nature is thoughtful and calm.
  • Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.
  • Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
  • One must labor for beauty as for bread.
  • I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
  • 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.
  • One can make a day of any size and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining.
  • To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
  • Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.
  • Rocks and waters, etc., are words of God, and so are men. We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love.
  • We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.
  • John Muir, Earth — planet, Universe
  • The sun shines not on us but in us.
  • 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.
  • Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made and being made forever.
  • One learns that the world, though made, is yet being made; that this is still the morning of creation; that mountains long conceived are now being born, channels traced for coming rivers, basins hollowed for lakes.
  • Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant.
  • There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.
  • How terribly downright must be the utterances of storms and earthquakes to those accustomed to the soft hypocrisies of society.
  • We thought nothing of running right ahead ten or a dozen miles before turning back; for we knew nothing about taking time by the sun, and none of us had a watch in those days.
  • There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself
  • Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
  • How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
  • One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else.
  • Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.
  • I ran home in the moonlight with long, firm strides; for the sun-love made me strong.
  • And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul
  • So far from complete at times is sympathy between parents and children, and so much like wild beasts are baby boys, little fighting, biting, climbing pagans.
  • The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.
  • Yet through all this stress the forest is maintained in marvelous beauty.
  • In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
  • When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.
  • Wherever there were glaciers, the world was in a constant state of creation.
  • The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day.
  • The care-laden commercial lives we lead close our eyes to the operations of God as a workman, though openly carried on that all who will look may see.
  • Nothing dollarable is safe.
  • When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
  • The battle for conservation must go on endlessly. It is part of the universal warfare between right and wrong.
  • The deeper the solitude the less the sense of loneliness, and the nearer our friends.
  • None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.
  • It seems supernatural, but only because it is not understood.
  • The sun shines not on us but in us.
  • Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
  • One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.
  • When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.
  • Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees
  • No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening – still all is Beauty!
  • Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away.
  • Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal.
  • I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains.
  • I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
  • Wilderness is a necessity… there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls…
  • The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark
  • God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild.
  • How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
  • Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts . . .
  • The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
  • Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing
  • Look up and down and round about 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.
  • Wherever we go in the mountains, or indeed in any of God’s wild fields, we find more than we seek.
  • Most people are on the world, not in it.
  • I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness.
  • One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
  • And into the woods I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.
  • Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity
  • Nothing truly wild is unclean.
  • Going to the mountains is going home.
  • Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.
  • The mountains are calling and I must go.
  • Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.
  • We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.
  • Going to the woods is going home
  • When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
  • Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.
  • The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
  • Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter
  • Keep close to Nature’s heart and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
  • A queer fellow and a jolly fellow is the grasshopper. Up the mountains he comes on excursions, how high I don’t know, but at least as far and high as Yosemite tourists.
  • Come to the woods; for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods
  • All the world was before me and every day was a holiday, so it did not seem important to which one of the world’s wildernesses I first should wander
  • Yosemite Park is a place of rest… None can escape its charms. Its natural beauty cleans and warms like a fire, and you will be willing to stay forever in one place like a tree
  • Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach
  • Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of a mountaineer.
  • It is easier to feel than to realize, or in any way explain, Yosemite grandeur. The magnitudes of the rocks and trees and streams are so delicately harmonized, they are mostly hidden
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing.
  • Everything in Nature called destruction must be creation. A change from beauty to beauty.
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