John Muir

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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

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John Muir Quotes

John Muir #Nature #Travel

Photo of John Muir 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

Photo of John Muir 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

Photo of 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.
John Muir #Environmental #Nature

Photo of 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.
John Muir #Environmental #God

Photo of 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 #Environmental

Photo of John Muir When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
John Muir #Good #Wisdom

Photo of John Muir Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir #Imagination #Inspirational #Power

Photo of John Muir The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir #Inspirational

Photo of John Muir How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
John Muir #Nature

Photo of John Muir The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir #Nature

Photo of John Muir The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir #Nature #Wisdom

Photo of John Muir In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir #Nature #Poetry

Photo of John Muir The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
John Muir #Travel

Photo of John Muir To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
John Muir #Power

Photo of John Muir There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.