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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
John Muir
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
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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 away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“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
“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...”
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“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”
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“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
John Muir
“The sun shines not on us but in us.”
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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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“I will follow my instincts, and be myself for good or ill.”
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“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
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
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“Going to the mountains is going home.”
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“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".”
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“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, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
“This 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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“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”
John Muir
“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”
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“In God's wildness lies the hope of the world.”
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“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, My First Summer in the Sierra
“Going to the woods is going home.”
John Muir
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“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”
John Muir
“Most people are on the world, not in it-- having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them-- undiffused seporate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but seporate. ”
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“Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.”
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“God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild.”
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“There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties”
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“God has to nearly kill us sometimes, to teach us lessons.”
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“When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir

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