30 John Muir Quotes On Mountains, Nature, Death And More

30 John Muir Quotes On Mountains, Nature, Death And More

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John Muir (April 1838- December 1914) is a well-known American naturalist, writer, and advocate of US forest conservation born in Scotland. He is also called as “Father of the National Parks” because of his efforts done for wilderness preservation in the US. And it’s his very big role that Americans and tourists can now appreciate and enjoy American landscapes.

John Muir had very good knowledge about nature, which can be seen in write-ups. He has given nature lovers, naturalists, and conservationists many amazing books and journals, which has positively impacted the American history of literature.  

Turtle Quotes has combined a list of some of his inspiring and famous quotes taken from his write-ups that make you energized and boost the sense of exploring nature. Check them out!

John Muir Yosemite Quotes

John Muir has said and written some amazing words that can help you get inspired. Here we have combined some famous John Muir Yosemite quotes that you can also use as picture’s captions.

“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.”

John Muir

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

John Muir
Source: Our National Parks

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

John Muir
Source: My First Summer in the Sierra

“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.”

John Muir
Source: The Mountains Of California

“No temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its walls seems to glow with life…as if into this one mountain mansion Nature had gathered her choicest treasures.”

John Muir
John Muir Yosemite Quotes
“A queer fellow and a jolly fellow is the grasshopper. Up the mountains he comes on excursions, how high I don’t know, but at least as far and high as Yosemite tourists.”

“I must return to the mountains-to Yosemite. I am told that the winter storms there will not be easily borne, but I am bewitched, enchanted, and tomorrow I must start for the great temple to listen to the winter songs and sermons preached and sung only there.”

John Muir

“Ink cannot tell the glow that lights me at this moment in turning to the mountains. I feel strong [enough] to leap Yosemite walls at a bound.”

John Muir

“Yosemite Park is a place of rest, a refuge from the roar and dust and weary, nervous, wasting work of the lowlands, in which one gains the advantages of both solitude and society.”

John Muir

“It is easier to feel than to realize, or in any way explain, Yosemite’s grandeur. The magnitudes of the rocks and trees and streams are so delicately harmonized, they are mostly hidden.”

John Muir

John Muir Quotes on Mountains

It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t like mountains. Let’s read some John Muir quotes on mountains that will help you understand more about his love for nature.

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”

John Muir
Source: The Mountains of California
John Muir Quotes on Mountains
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.”
Source: The Mountains of California

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

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
Source: The Mountains of California

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.”

John Muir

“Going to the mountains is going home.”

John Muir

“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
Source: My First Summer in the Sierra
John Muir Quotes on Mountains
“Wherever we go in the mountains, or indeed in any of God’s wild fields, we find more than we seek.”

“Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.”

John Muir

John Muir Quotes about Death

John Muir was one of those people who never feared death, and he always dreamt of dying while exploring the beauty of nature. Have a look at John Muir quotes about death.

“Death is a kind nurse saying, “Come, children, to bed and get up in the morning” a gracious mother calling her children home.”

John Muir
Source: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

“Like trees in autumn shedding their leaves, going to dust like beautiful days to night, proclaiming as with the tongues of angels the natural beauty of death.”

John Muir
Source: Steep Trails

“There need be no lasting sorrow for the death of any of Nature’s creations, because for every death there is always born a corresponding life.”

John Muir
Source: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

“The woods are full of dead and dying trees, yet needed for their beauty to complete the beauty of the living….How beautiful is all Death”

John Muir
Source: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir
John Muir Quotes about Death
“This time it is real – all must die, and where could mountaineer find a more glorious death!”
Source: My First Summer in the Sierra

“The best death, quick and crystal-pure, set so glaringly open before us, is hard enough to face, even though we feel gratefully sure that we have already had happiness enough for a dozen lives.”

John Muir
Source: Travels In Alaska

John Muir Quotes About God

John Muir has always seen Nature as the most beautiful creation of God and has always thanked him for introducing him to the world. Check out some John Muir quotes about God.

“God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild.”

John Muir
Source: The Scenery of California

“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
Source: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

“In God’s wildness lies the hope of the world – the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal here we are aware.”

John Muir
Source: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

“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.”

John Muir
John Muir Quotes About God
“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.”

You have reached the end of John Muir quotes list. We hope you’ve been able to find some inspirational lines about nature, god, death, and mountains that have helped you fall in love with life and your surroundings. We would love to know your favourite one from the list, so please comment down below.

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