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JOHN MUIR
American naturalist
(1838 - 1914)

Doubly happy, however, is the man whom lofty mountain tops are within reach, for the lights that shine there illumine all that lies below.
      - [Mountains]

Going to the mountains is going home.
      - [Mountains]

I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found.
      - [Air]

I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
      - [Nature]

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
      - [Nature]

Men use care in purchasing a horse, and are neglectful in choosing friends.
      - [Care]

Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures.
      - [Nature]

None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.
      - [Nature]

Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.
      - [Listening]

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
      - [Forests]

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

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
      - [Universe]

Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines?
      - [Nature]


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