Fifteen Inspirational John Muir Quotes About Mountains

Inspirational John Muir Quotes About Mountains
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World Mountain Day celebration is nearing. At this time we recall John Muir [April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914] who is also known as “John of the Mountains”. We present 15 Inspirational John Muir Quotes About Mountains and most of them are from his popular book My First Summer in Sierra.

John Muir was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. In 1849, Muir’s family immigrated to the United States. He is a well known naturalist, environmental philosopher and glaciologist. John Muir’s writings shows his love to the nature and the spiritual quality in his writings toward the nature has inspired millions of readers world wide.

15 Inspirational John Muir Quotes

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

“The difficulties that seemed so formidable at a distance would vanish as we went on.” – John Muir

“A glorious wilderness that seemed to be calling with a thousand songful voices.” – John Muir

“The whole landscape showed design, like man’s noblest sculptures. How wonderful the power of its beauty! Gazing awe-stricken, I might have left everything for it.” – 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

“Our first pure mountain day, warm, calm, cloudless,—how immeasurable it seems, how serenely wild.” – John Muir

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

“Thrilling plant and animals and rocks alike, making sap and blood flow fast, and making every particle of the crystal mountains throb and swirl and dance in glad accord like star-dust. No dullness anywhere visible or thinkable. No stagnation, no death. Everything kept in joyful rhythmic motion in the pulses of Nature’s big heart.” – John Muir

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

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

“The great sun-gold noons, the alabaster cloud-mountains, the landscape beaming with consciousness like the face of a god. The sunsets, when the trees stood hushed awaiting their good-night blessings. Divine, enduring, unwastable wealth.” – John Muir

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

“The deeper the solitude the less the sense of loneliness, and the nearer our friends.” – John Muir

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

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir


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