John Muir Quotes

Who on Earth is John Muir?

John Muir aka John of the Mountains was the Father of the National Parks.

Born April 21, 1938
Died December 24, 1914

Books by John Muir


Best 17 Quotes by John Muir

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

John Muir

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.”

John Muir

“As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.”

John Muir

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”

John Muir

“Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.”

John Muir

“Going to the mountains is going home.”

John Muir

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”

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

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

John Muir

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

John Muir

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

John Muir

“The sun shines not on us but in us.”

John Muir

“The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

John Muir

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

John Muir

"A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf" Quotes

“The world, we are told, was made especially for man — a presumption not supported by all the facts.”

John Muir
A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

"John of the Mountains" Quotes

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

John Muir
John of the Mountains

"Our National Parks" Quotes

“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