Best Quotes by John Muir (Top 10)

  1. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
  2. When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
  3. The mountains are calling and I must go.
  4. As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can".
  5. 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 away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
  6. Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...
  7. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
  8. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
  9. I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news
  10. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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