48 Total Quotes

John Muir Quotes

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul.
John Muir
#Beauty #American Environmentalist

Memories may escape the action of the will, may sleep a long time, but when stirred by the right influence, though that influence be light as a shadow, they flash into full stature and life with everything in place
John Muir
#Action

Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen
John Muir
#Environment

Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest.
John Muir
#Fire

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”
John Muir
#Books And Reading

Most people are on the world, not in it - having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate
John Muir
#People

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
#American Environmentalist #Disease

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
#American Environmentalist #Eternity

Doubly happy, however, is the man whom lofty mountain tops are within reach, for the lights that shine there illumine all that lies below
John Muir
#Happiness

Brought into right relationships with the wilderness, man would see that his appropriation of Earth's resourcesbeyond his personal needs would only bring imbalance and begat ultimate loss and poverty by all.
John Muir
#Man

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
#American Environmentalist

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
John Muir
#Nature

The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir
#American Environmentalist #Environment

keep in view the common good of the people for all time.
John Muir
#People

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
John Muir
#Civilization #American Environmentalist

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir
#Nature #Mountains

The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when the light comes,the heart of the people is always right.
John Muir
#Darkness

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

The battle we have fought, and are still fighting for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong, and we cannot expect to see the end of it ... So we must count on watching and striving for these trees, and should always be glad to find anything so surely good and noble to strive for.
John Muir
#Conflict

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
#American Environmentalist

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir
#American Environmentalist

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir
#American Environmentalist

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir
#American Environmentalist