Living life indoors and always playing it safe can be a bore most times but creating time to go out and experience the wonders of the earth while taking in the beauty of nature can be exhilarating. Not able to go explore and know the wonders of the world? Well, no problem, we can bring those wonders to you! Here are 50 amazing motivational John Muir quotes that can help you become one with nature while basking in your comfort zone.
Amazing John Muir quotes
1. When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
2. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
3. The mountains are calling and I must go.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
7. 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.
8. The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
9. The world, we are told, was made especially for man — a presumption not supported by all the facts.
10. The sun shines not on us but in us.
11. In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
12. Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.
13. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
14. The power of imagination makes us infinite.
15. I am losing precious days, degenerating into a machine for making money, learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.
16. Going to the mountains is going home.
17. Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
18. Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.
19. John Muir, Earth — planet, Universe [Muir’s home address, as inscribed on the inside front cover of his first field journal].
20. We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.
21. Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.
22. 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.
23. Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.
24. One-touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
25. This time it is real — all must die, and where could mountaineer find a more glorious death!
26. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
27. Nothing truly wild is unclean.
28. Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold.
29. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.
30. Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
31. Raindrops blossom brilliantly in the rainbow and change to flowers in the sod, but snow comes in full flower direct from the dark, frozen sky.
32. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.
33. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
34. Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.
35. The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day.
36. I am learning to live close to the lives of my friends without ever seeing them. No miles of any measurement can separate your soul from mine.
37. Yosemite Park is a place of rest… None can escape its charms. Its natural beauty cleans and warms like a fire, and you will be willing to stay forever in one place like a tree.
38. Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.
39. To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
40. We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.
41. Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
42. Rocks and waters, etc., are words of God, and so are men. We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love.
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing.
46. One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.
47. …full of God’s thoughts, a place of peace and safety amid the most exalted grandeur and enthusiastic action, a new song, a place of beginnings abounding in first lessons of life, mountain building, eternal, invincible, unbreakable order; with sermons in stone, storms, trees, flowers, and animals brimful with humanity.
48. Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us, God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.
49. You are yourself a Sequoia. Stop and get acquainted with your brethren… It will do you good.
50. You’ll never make up what you lost today, i’ve been wandering through a thousand rooms of God’s crystal temple. I’ve been a thousand feet down in the crevasses, with matchless domes and sculpted figures and carved ice-work all about me. Solomon’s marble and ivory palaces were nothing to it. Such purity, such color, such delicate beauty! I was tempted to stay there and feed my soul, and softly freeze, until I would become part of the glacier. What a great death that would be.