25 Inspirational John Muir Quotes

25 Inspirational John Muir Quotes

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John Muir also known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”, was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.

Inspirational John Muir Quotes:

 

1. “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

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

3. “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

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

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


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

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

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

9. “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

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


11. “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

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

13. “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

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

15. “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


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

17. “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

18. “To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” 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. “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

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

23. “Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal.” John Muir

24. “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

25. “God has cared for these threes, 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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