Read on best inspirational John Muir quotes that will ignite the spirit of your next adventure.
John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and environmental activist; also known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”.
His love for nature and his tireless efforts to protect it left an indelible mark on the American wilderness. He loved encouraging people to get out into the wild and inspired nature enthusiasts.
One of his most significant achievements was his support of California’s Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains. He fell in love with the Sierra’s rugged beauty and made it his mission to protect these landscapes.
Being a prolific author, Muir’s articles and books were important in bringing the beauty and significance of the American wilderness to the public’s attention. His efforts helped shape the conservation movement in the United States with various awards.
Here, we’ve curated 25 of the best quotes by John Muir. Let’s start!
Best Quotes By John Muir Quotes
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir
“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” — John Muir
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” — John Muir
“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” — John Muir
“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” — John Muir
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” — John Muir
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir
“The sun shines not on us but in us.”— John Muir
“I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness.” — John Muir
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” — John Muir
“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.” — John Muir
“One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.” — John Muir
“Most people are on the world, not in it.” — John Muir
“Going to the woods is going home.” — John Muir
“Everything is flowing — going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water. Thus the snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty-making glaciers and avalanches.” — John Muir
“Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.” — John Muir
“Tug on anything at all and you’ll find it connected to everything else in the universe.” — John Muir
“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us.” — John Muir
“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” — John Muir
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” — John Muir
“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” — John Muir
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” — John Muir
“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
“The world is big, and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” — John Muir
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