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John Muir

Top 10 John Muir Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 65
Inspirational How Glorious

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

- John Muir

Wisdom Mountains Climb

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

- John Muir

Society How Terribly

How terribly downright must be the utterances of storms and earthquakes to those accustomed to the soft hypocrisies of society.

- John Muir

Trees Roaring Bowing

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

My Life Rest Devote

I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.

- John Muir

May Natural Divinity

Every natural object is a conductor of divinity and only by coming into contact with them... may we be filled with the Holy Ghost.

- John Muir

Health Play Needs

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

Traveler Some Needles

Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature's forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.

- John Muir

Glaciers Other Shines

All the world lies warm in one heart, yet the Sierra seems to get more light than other mountains. The weather is mostly sunshine embellished with magnificent storms, and nearly everything shines from base to summit - the rocks, streams, lakes, glaciers, irised falls, and the forests of silver fir and silver pine.

- John Muir

Waste Spain Other

Every other civilized nation in the world has been compelled to care for its forests, and so must we if waste and destruction are not to go on to the bitter end, leaving America as barren as Palestine or Spain.

- John Muir

Here Surely Sierra

Here ends my forever memorable first High Sierra excursion. I have crossed the Range of Light, surely the brightest and best of all the Lord has built. And, rejoicing in its glory, I gladly, gratefully, hopefully pray I may see it again.

- John Muir

Run Away Magnificent

Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed - chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones.

- John Muir

Independence Enjoy Trained

Bread without flesh is a good diet, as on many botanical excursions I have proved. Tea also may easily be ignored. Just bread and water and delightful toil is all I need - not unreasonably much, yet one ought to be trained and tempered to enjoy life in these brave wilds in full independence of any particular kind of nourishment.

- John Muir

Beauty Mountains Eager

I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. Heaven knows that John the Baptist was not more eager to get all his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of God's mountains.

- John Muir

Nature Disease Floods

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

Divine Show Equally

Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.

- John Muir

Nature Grip Discontented

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

Mountains Queer Least

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.

- John Muir

Mountains Half Everybody

During my first years in the Sierra, I was ever calling on everybody within reach to admire them, but I found no one half warm enough until Emerson came. I had read his essays, and felt sure that of all men he would best interpret the sayings of these noble mountains and trees. Nor was my faith weakened when I met him in Yosemite.

- John Muir

Small Own Butterflies

Beetles and butterflies are sometimes restricted to small areas. Each mountain in a range, and even the different zones of a mountain, may have its own peculiar species. But the house-fly seems to be everywhere. I wonder if any island in mid-ocean is flyless.

- John Muir