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Top 10 John Muir Quotes

Enjoy the best quotes of John Muir, one of the most famous outdoor personalities in history.

The “Father of the National Parks”, has been inspired by nature his whole life, and his life work revolved around the outdoors.

John Muir was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, explorer, writer, environmental philosopher, and glaciologist. He is most known for his advocacy for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.

It is thanks to his writings that many others got inspired to wander the outdoors, respect nature, and help preserve and restore the natural environment, mainly throughout the States, where he immigrated to in 1849.

Even though Muir passed away over a century ago, he still continues to inspire people to explore and conserve the outdoors.

This article is dedicated to some of his quotes, that will definitely help to remind you of the beauty of nature, and the importance of protecting it. What would hiking be without the beautiful nature to inspire us?

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

John Muir

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


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

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


John Muir

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


John Muir

“Wander a whole summer if you can, time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.”


John Muir

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


John Muir

“Thousands of tired, over-civilized people, are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”

John Muir

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

John Muir

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

John Muir

Your favourite John Muir quote

Feelin inspired already? Which one of these was your favourite? Or is there a John Muir quote that you think should have made the top 10, but isn’t there?

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