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John Muir Quotes

John Muir was a renowned naturalist, writer, and advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. Here are some of his famous quotes on various topics:

On Mountains:

1. "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees."

2. "The mountains are calling, and I must go."

About Life:

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

2. "Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it."

On Yosemite:

1. "Yosemite Park is a place of rest, a refuge from the roar and dust and weary, nervous, wasting work of the lowlands."

On Love:

1. "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."

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

About Trees:

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

2. "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."

On Alaska:

1. "To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world."

On Conservation:

1. "The battle for conservation must go on endlessly. It is part of the universal warfare between right and wrong."

2. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."

About Death:

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

John Muir's words continue to inspire people to appreciate and protect the natural world around us. His legacy in conservation and his deep connection to nature live on through his writings and influence.


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