113 John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska
John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska


John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and wilderness advocate. Here are the John Muir quotes and a short biography. He popular known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks".

John Muir was born on 21 April 1838 at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. Muir essays, letters, and books depicting his undertakings in nature, particularly in the Sierra Nevada, have been perused by millions. His activism has assisted with protecting the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park, and numerous different wild zones. The Sierra Club, which he helped to establish, is a noticeable American preservation association. In his later life, Muir committed the majority of his chance to the safeguarding of the Western forests. The profound quality and eagerness toward nature communicated in his works have motivated perusers, including presidents and congressmen, to make a move to help save enormous nature territories.

John Muir has been considered "a motivation to the two Scots and Americans".Muir's biographer, Steven J. Holmes, accepts that Muir has become "one of the supporter holy people of twentieth-century American ecological movement," both political and recreational. Thus, his works are ordinarily examined in books and diaries, and he is frequently cited commonly by picture takers, for example, Ansel Adams. Check out the following best John Muir quotes about mountains, trees, nature, Alaska, love, yosemite, death, and others.

Inspirational John Muir Quotes


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

2. Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it. - John Muir

3. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. - John Muir

4. The sun shines not on us but in us. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

5. Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. - John Muir

6. The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. - John Muir

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

8. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

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9. There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself. - John Muir

10. 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

11. One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else. - John Muir

12. The power of imagination makes us infinite. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

13. 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. - John Muir

14. 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. - John Muir

15. Yet how hard most people work for mere dust and ashes and care, taking no thought of growing in knowledge and grace, never having time to get insight of their own ignorance. - John Muir


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16. How narrow we selfish conceited creatures are in our sympathies! How blind to the rights of all the rest of creation! - John Muir

17. Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal. - John Muir

18. God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild. -John Muir

19. Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made, and being made forever. - John Muir

20. One-touch of nature makes the whole world kin. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

21. Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress. - John Muir

22. 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. - John Muir

23. God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fool. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains


24. Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity. - John Muir

25. Going to the mountains is going home. - John Muir

26. 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. - John Muir

27. Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

28. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. - John Muir

29. I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains. - John Muir

30. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. - John Muir

31. Who wouldn't be a mountaineer! Up here all the world's prizes seem nothing. - John Muir

33. 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

34. The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

35. I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains. - John Muir

36. One day's exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

37. 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

38. How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains. - John Muir

39. 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. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Nature, Yosemite and National Parks


40. I cut off some of their flat, spicy plumes for a bed, gathered a store of wood, and made a cordial fire, and was at home in this vast unhandselled Yosemite. - John Muir

41. The deeper the solitude the less the sense of loneliness, and the nearer our friends. - John Muir

42. And into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. - John Muir

43. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

44. The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. - John Muir

45. 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. - John Muir

46. Raindrops blossom brilliantly in the rainbow and change to flowers in the sod, but snow comes in full flower direct from the dark, frozen sky. - John Muir

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47. Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue. - John Muir

48. The rivers flow not past but through us. - John Muir

49. 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. - John Muir

50. None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

51. This is Nature's own reservation, and every lover of wildness will rejoice with me that by kindly frost it is so well defended. - John Muir

52. 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. - John Muir

53. 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. - John Muir

54. 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

55. Going to the woods is going home. - John Muir

56. In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

57. Yosemite Park… 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. - John Muir

58. As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. - John Muir

59. The coniferous forests of the Yosemite Park, and of the Sierra in general, surpass all others of their kind in America, or indeed the world, not only in the size and beauty of the trees, but in the number of species assembled together, and the grandeur of the mountains they are growing on. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Love and Life


60. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings. - John Muir
F 61. No miles of any measurement can separate your soul from mine. - John Muir

62. Here are the roots of all the life of the valleys, and here more simply than elsewhere is the eternal flux of nature manifested. - John Muir

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63. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality. - John Muir

64. I ran home in the moonlight with firm strides; for the sun-love made me strong. - John Muir

65. There is a love of wild nature in everybody. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

66. Writing is like the life of a glacier; one eternal grind. - John Muir

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

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68. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings. - John Muir

69. I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness. - John Muir

70. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love. - John Muir

Best John Muir Quotes


71. The world, we are told, was made especially for man -- a presumption not supported by all the facts. - John Muir

72. As if nothing that does not obviously make for the benefit of man had any right to exist; as if our ways were God’s ways. - John Muir

73. When California was wild, it was the floweriest part of the continent. - John Muir

74. Everything in Nature called destruction must be creation-a change from beauty to beauty. - John Muir

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75. The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day. - John Muir

76. The battle for conservation will go on endlessly. It is part of the universal battle between right and wrong. - John Muir

77. Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

78. 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

79. An ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties. - John Muir

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

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

82. 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

Short John Muir Quotes


83. The snow is melting into music. - John Muir

84. In God's wildness lies the hope of the world. - John Muir

85. Nothing truly wild is unclean. - John Muir

86. Learn to live like the wild animals. -John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

87. Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm. - John Muir

88. Nothing dollar able is safe. - John Muir

89. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Trees


90. In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others. - John Muir

91. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

92. 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

93. We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men. - John Muir

94. 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. - John Muir

95. When a man plants a tree, he plants himself. - John Muir

96. I never saw a discontented tree. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

97. Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts. - John Muir

98. 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

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99. Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away. - John Muir

100. Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Alaska and Wilderness


101. Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant. - John Muir

102. Nature in her green, tranquil woods heals and soothes all afflictions. - John Muir

103. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir

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104. In this silent, serene wilderness the weary can gain a heart-bath in perfect peace. - John Muir

105. To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Mountains, Trees, Nature, Alaska

106. Go where we will, all the world over, we seem to have been there before. - John Muir

107. 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. - John Muir

108. But we are governed more than we know, and most when we are wildest. - John Muir

109. Wilderness is a necessity. They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some, it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow. - John Muir

John Muir Quotes About Death


110. Death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life, and that the grave has no victory, for it never fights. - John Muir

111. On no subject are our ideas more warped and pitiable than on death. - John Muir

112. This time it is real -- all must die, and where could mountaineer find a more glorious death! - John Muir

113. Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star. - John Muir


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