John Muir Quotes

Most popular John Muir Quotes

Going to the woods is going home.
— John Muir
No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty.

beauty

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

walking

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
— John Muir
Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.

walking

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
— John Muir

nature

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

universalism

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

civilization

Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.

animals

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

walking

The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted.
— John Muir

invention

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.

nature beauty garden

I have a low opinion of books; they are but piles of stones set up to show coming travelers where other minds have been, or at best signal smokes to call attention.

books

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 freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.
— John Muir

nature

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

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