12 of My Favorite John Muir Quotes

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I learned about John Muir from the National Parks documentary by Ken Burns. So I did some reading about Muir, took a dozen of his quotes, and matched them up to pictures from my trips to Zion and Rocky Mountain National Parks.

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12 of My Favorite John Muir Quotes

  1. 1. 12! of my favorite quotes from John Muir! “The mountains are calling, ! and I must go.”!
  2. 2. “ 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.”
  3. 3. “ In every walk withNature one receivesfar more than heseeks. ”
  4. 4. “ The clearest wayinto the Universe isthrough a forestwilderness.”
  5. 5. “ Climb the mountains and get their good ” tidings.
  6. 6. “ The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”
  7. 7. “ How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”
  8. 8. “ The sun shines not on us but in us. ”
  9. 9. “ When one tugs at a single thing in nature, ” he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
  10. 10. “ I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ”
  11. 11. “ God has cared for these trees,saved them from drought,disease, avalanches, and athousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. ”
  12. 12. “ Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. ”
  13. 13. I used to envy the father of our race, dwelling as he did n contact with i the new-made fields and plants of Eden; but I do so no more, because I have discovered that I also live in “creations dawn.”The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day.

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