Famous Quotes from ...

John Muir



    How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

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    The power of imagination makes us infinite.

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    I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

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    The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

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    The mountains are calling and I must go.

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    Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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

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    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.

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    Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.

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    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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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    The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, prophets, able men whose thought and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains.

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    Men use care in purchasing a horse, and are neglectful in choosing friends

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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.

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