51 Best John Muir Quotes On Nature, Mountains, Trees

John Muir quotes on nature, mountains, trees, and hiking will awake your interest in nature and teach you the importance of it.

John Muir was born on April 21, 1838, was a naturalist, inventor, explorer, writer, and advocate of U.S. forest conservation. Also famous with the name of “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”, Muir has inspired millions of people through his writings including the president and others to take action and save the nature and environment.

John Muir Quotes On Nature

Muir was growing up with a strict father where all his day was spent working and he barely had the time to do anything else. He liked to lose in the woods while working and his interests started to increases in nature. Later he started caving into the woods and his work got recognized for his handmade clocks and thermometer.

As an author, in his writing, Muir describes his adventures in nature beautifully and his book the Sierra Nevada has been read and loved by billions. The founder of Sierra Club, Muir has written more than 300 articles and 12 books. Sierra Club has helped to establish a large number of parks to this date and has over 2.4 million members.

Muir also helped in preserving the Yosemite Valley and the Sequoia National Park by placing nature above all. He was a true activist who has given his life to nature, taught people how and why nature is so important to us. His work was and still is an inspiration to all nature lovers or the people who work daily to save our environment.

John Muir died on December 24, 1914, at a hospital in Los Angeles due to pneumonia.

In the memory of the true nature lover, here we are sharing a collection of John Muir quotes on nature, mountains, trees, and hiking to deepen your interest in it.

John Muir Quotes

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

“The sun shines not on us but in us.”
― John Muir

John Muir Quotes

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
― John Muir

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

John Muir Quotes

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
― John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

“We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.”
― John Muir, The Mountains of California

John Muir Quotes

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

“Going to the mountains is going home.”
― John Muir

John Muir Quotes

“Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing”
― John Muir

“I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness.”
― John Muir, Wilderness Essays

John Muir Quotes

John Muir Quotes On Nature

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”
― John Muir, The Wilderness World of John Muir

“One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else.”
― John Muir, Our National Parks

John Muir Quotes On Nature

“One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.”
― John Muir

“Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.”
― John Muir, The Wilderness World of John Muir

John Muir Quotes On Nature

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

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

John Muir Quotes On Nature

“When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.”
― John Muir

“Nothing truly wild is unclean.”
― John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

John Muir Quotes On Nature

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

John Muir Quotes On Nature

John Muir Quotes On Mountains

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

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”
― John Muir, The Mountains of California

John Muir Quotes On Mountains

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
― John Muir, Our National Parks

“Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant.”
― John Muir, Travels in Alaska

John Muir Quotes On Mountains

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.”
― John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

“Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.”
― John Muir

John Muir Quotes On Mountains

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.”
― John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

“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 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

John Muir Quotes On Mountains

“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: The Unpublished Journals of 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, The Mountains of California

John Muir Quotes On Mountains

Best John Muir Quotes On Trees

“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, and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers but as fountains of life.”
― John Muir, Our National Parks

“This time it is real — all must die, and where could mountaineer find a more glorious death!”
― John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

Best John Muir Quotes On Trees

“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

“Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.”
― John Muir, The Mountains of California

Best John Muir Quotes On Trees

“Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress…”
― John Muir

“Yet how hard most people work for mere dust and ashes and care, taking no thought of growing in knowledge and grace, never having time to get the insight of their own ignorance.”
― John Muir, John Muir: His Life and Letters and Other Writings

Best John Muir Quotes On Trees

“I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going they would reply, ‘A la Sainte Terre, ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as Sainte-Terre-ers or saunterers. Now, these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.”
― 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 fool”
― John Muir

Best John Muir Quotes On Trees

“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

“How narrow we selfish conceited creatures are in our sympathies! How blind to the rights of all the rest of creation!”
― John Muir

Best John Muir Quotes On Trees

Famous John Muir Quotes On Hiking

“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

“What a psalm the storm was singing, and how fresh the smell of the washed earth and leaves, and how sweet the still small voices of the storm!”
― John Muir, Stickeen

Famous John Muir Quotes On Hiking

“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

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
― John Muir

“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

Famous John Muir Quotes On Hiking

“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

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

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”
― John Muir

Famous John Muir Quotes On Hiking

“There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.”
― John Muir, The Wilderness World of John Muir

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
― John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

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

Famous John Muir Quotes On Hiking

Did you like the best John Muir quotes?

It’s been more than a century since John Muir has passed away but his work and contribution to the benefit of nature still inspire many. The way he had expressed the beauty of nature through his words, anyone would fall for it.

You can’t deny the power of nature and you can resonate with his words when you stand amidst the mountains and trees. We hope these John Muir quotes will awaken your craving to go the mountains soon.

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