John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains", was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier. In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130 mile long distance route, was named in honor of him. In his late... More
John Muir Quotes
John Muir #Nature #Travel
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
John Muir #Alone #Environmental #Nature
Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.
John Muir #Beauty #Health #Nature #Strength
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.
John Muir #Environmental #Nature
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.
John Muir #Environmental #God
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 #Environmental
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
John Muir #Good #Wisdom
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir #Imagination #Inspirational #Power
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir #Inspirational
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
John Muir #Nature
The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir #Nature
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir #Nature #Wisdom
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir #Nature #Poetry
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
John Muir #Travel
To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
John Muir #Power
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.