John Muir

1838 - 1914

A Quote by John Muir on nature

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Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on deed, men, mountains, poets, prophets, and world

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

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on beginning, home, life, mountains, necessity, and people

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on beauty and universe

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with all other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on church, enthusiasm, god, life, music, silence, songs, wonder, and worship

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. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by John Muir on nature

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

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on god and nature

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Look! Nature is overflowing with the grandeur of God!

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on difficulty and language

The substance of the winds is too thin for human eyes, their written language is too difficult for human minds, and their spoken language mostly too faint for the ears.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on universe

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

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on children, death, learning, life, mountains, nature, and unity

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, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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