John Muir Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john muir quotes, john muir sayings, and john muir proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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 off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail.     

John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!     

John Muir

The power of imagination makes us infinite.     

John Muir

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.     

John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!     

John Muir

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.     

John Muir

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.     

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 off like autumn leaves.     

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

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

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 off like autumn leaves.     

John Muir

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

John Muir

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.     

John Muir

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

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.     

John Muir

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings.     

John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.     

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 are calling and I must go.     

John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!     

John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.     

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

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

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity     

John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go.     

John Muir

The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round.     

John Muir

When California was wild, it was the floweriest part of the continent.     

John Muir

The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed.... One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining.     

John Muir

Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.     

John Muir

Wilderness is a necessity there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls.     

John Muir