Quotation Explorer - 'John Muir'

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. - John Muir
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. - 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
Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it. - John Muir
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 - John Muir
When we try to pick out any­thing by itself, we find it hitched to every­thing else in the Uni­verse. - John Muir
Tug on anything at all and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe. - John Muir
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 alike. - John Muir
Going to the woods is going home. - John Muir
The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when the light comes, the heart of the people is always right. - John Muir
These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar. - John Muir
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
In God's wildness lies the hope of the world - the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal ere we are aware. - John Muir
The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. - John Muir
, Earth planet, Universe[Muir's home address, as inscribed on the inside front cover of his first field journal] - John Muir
The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. - John Muir
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and give strength to body and soul alike. - John Muir
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. - John Muir
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm,waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, theirsongs never cease. -, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) - John Muir
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. -, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) - John Muir
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
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. None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild. - John Muir
I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found. There is not a "fragment" in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself. - John Muir
No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening - still all is Beauty! - John Muir
Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. - John Muir
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