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Best John Muir Quotes

John Muir Quotes About Love, Conservation, Nature, The World is Big, Waterfalls, & God! In addition to being a naturalist, inventor, explorer, and writer, John Muir was a passionate champion for protecting wilderness areas in the United States. On April 21, 1838, in the Scottish town of Dunbar, Muir was born into a strict religious background and was introduced to nature at an early age, which led to his “love affair” with the natural world.

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In 1849, his family came to the United States, where they established a farm in Portage, Wisconsin, that has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark. In 1876, Muir persuaded the federal government to establish a forest conservation policy via essays published in popular journals. Along with his contributions to the formation of Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks and the foundation of the Sierra Club, he is renowned for a slew of other notable achievements.

Steven J. Holmes, Muir’s biographer, argues that Muir has emerged as “one of the catholic saints of 20th century American environmental engagement,” including political and pleasure activities. Although his thoughts are often debated in books and magazines, he frequently quotes nature photographers such as Ansel Adams.

On December 24, 1914, he died away. Through his books, he has motivated millions of readers, including presidents and lawmakers, to take action to help protect and restore the natural world. People are still inspired by Muir’s work more than a century after his death, leading them to explore and protect the natural world. The inaugural John Muir Day was commemorated in Scotland on April 21, 2013, marking the 175th anniversary of the conservationist’s birth and paying tribute to him.

Best John Muir Quotes

1. “Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.” ― John Muir

2. “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir

3. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

4. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – – John Muir

5. “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir

6. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

7. “Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” ― John Muir

8. “The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day.” – John Muir

9. “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

10. “I am learning to live close to the lives of my friends without ever seeing them. No miles of any measurement can separate your soul from mine.” ― John Muir

11. “The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.” – John Muir

12. “None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.” ― John Muir

13. “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

14. “There is a love of wild Nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love ever showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.” ― John Muir

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

16. “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

17. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ― John Muir

18. “Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.” – John Muir

19. “There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.”
― John Muir

20. “Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made and being made forever.” ― John Muir

21. “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

22. “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

23. “Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.” – John Muir

24. “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

25. “To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” – John Muir

26. “We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.” ― John Muir

27. “One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else.” ― John Muir

28. “Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.” ― John Muir

29. “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

30. “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

31. “Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.” – John Muir

32. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

33. “Going to the mountains is going home.” ― John Muir

34. “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

35. “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir

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