John Muir Quotes

16 Best Inspirational John Muir Quotes

We have compiled the best inspirational John Muir quotes in this article. Read on.

John Muir, better still, known as “John of the Mountains” is an influential Scottish-American naturalist. He is largely responsible for the establishment of the famous Yosemite park and others in the U.S.

Born: April 21, 1838, Dunbar, United Kingdom.

Died: December 24, 1914, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Inspirational John Muir Quotes

While deriving motivation from other climbers who have successfully climbed an incredibly difficult or more challenging route can be compelling. One significant motivation source for most rock climbing beginners is John Muir quotes.

See some of the best John Muir quotes that can motivate you to continue climbing, despite the challenges.

“The mountains are calling and I must go”

John Muir

“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.”

John Muir

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

John Muir

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

John Muir

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

John Muir

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

John Muir

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

John Muir

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

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

“The coniferous forests of the Yosemite Park, and of the Sierra in general, surpass all others of their kind in America, or indeed the world, not only in the size and beauty of the trees, but in the number of species assembled together, and the grandeur of the mountains they are growing on.”

John Muir

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

John Muir

“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

“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

“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

“Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.” 

John Muir

“The world, we are told, was made especially for man – a presumption not supported by all the facts. A numerous class of men is painfully astonished whenever they find anything, living or dead, in all God’s universe, which they cannot eat or render in some way what they call useful to themselves.” 

John Muir

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed these John Muir quotes on success and life.

Which quote inspires you the most. Feel free to share with us in the comment sections below.

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