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Our National Parks Our National Parks by John Muir
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“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”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“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, Our National Parks
“One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“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. Awakening from the stupefying effects of the vice of over-industry and the deadly apathy of luxury, they are trying as best they can to mix and enrich their own little ongoings with those of Nature, and to get rid of rust and disease.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“It is always interesting to see people in dead earnest, from whatever cause, and earthquakes make everybody earnest.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“It was the afternoon of the day and the afternoon of his life, and his course was now westward down all the mountains into the sunset. [speaking about Ralph Waldo Emerson]”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“He had gone to the higher Sierras... [about Ralph Waldo Emerson's death]”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“The finest of the glacier meadow gardens lie ...imbedded in the upper pine forests like lakes of light.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“C. albus...I think the very loveliest of all the lily family,- a spotless soul, plant saint, that every one must love and so be made better. It puts the wildest mountaineer on his good behavior. With this plant the whole world would seem rich though non other existed.”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others”
John Muir, Our National Parks
“This is Nature's own reservation, and every lover of wildness will rejoice with me that by kindly frost it is so well defended.”
John Muir, Our National Parks