John Muir Quotes

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"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." John Muir
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"Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen" John Muir
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"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
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American Environmentalist    Beauty   

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"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
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"Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest." John Muir
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"There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords." John Muir
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"“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
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"To some, beauty seems but an accident of creation: to Muir it was the very smile of God." John Muir
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"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." John Muir
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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings." John Muir
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American Environmentalist    Mountains   

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"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
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"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
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"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!" John Muir
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American Environmentalist    Mountains   

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

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

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"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
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Mountains    Nature   

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"Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot defend themselves or run away. Andfew destroyers of trees ever plant any; nor can planting avail much towardrestoring our grand aboriginal giants. It took more than three thousandyears to make some of the oldest of the Sequoias, trees that are stillstanding in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mightyforests of the Sierra." John Muir
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"grandest special temple of nature I was ever permitted to enter." John Muir
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"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life." John Muir
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"Men use care in purchasing a horse, and are neglectful in choosing friends" John Muir
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"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
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