A Quote by John Muir on civilization, understanding, wilderness, nature, earth, and environment

No dogma taught by the present civilization seems to form so insuperable an obstacle in a way of a right understanding of the relations which culture sustains as to wilderness, as that which declares that the world was made especially for the uses of men. Every animal, plant, and crystal controverts it in the plainest terms. Yet it is taught from century to century as something ever new and precious, and in the resulting darkness the enormous conceit is allowed to go unchallenged.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on silence, loneliness, alone, travel, wilderness, nature, and earth

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on nature, moutains, spirit, spirituality, and wilderness

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 (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on universe, wilderness, forest, and nature

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

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by David Rains Wallace on civilization, wilderness, human mind, and unexplored

Civilization no longer needs to open up wilderness; it needs wilderness to open up the still largely unexplored human mind.

David Rains Wallace

Source: The dark Range

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on nature, wilderness, the power of littles, and strength

Concrete is heavy; iron is hard - but the grass will prevail.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 88

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on wilderness

Why wilderness? Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on benediction, blessing, and wilderness

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you beyond the next turning of the canyon walls.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by Alan Alda on city, comfort, wilderness, intuition, and self

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.

Alan Alda (1936 -)

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A Quote by Stewart Udall on air, water, wilderness, wildlife, environment, earth, green, and ecology

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

Stewart Udall (1920 -)

Source: http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces;jsessionid=3A4F6BF48E34E99A2A9916633F0184E7.ctgProd04?siteId=4&link=ctg_trs_home_from_ths_home_sitenav

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