John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and philosopher who was an early advocate of protecting wilderness in The United States. He is sometimes called “The Father of the National Parks.”
He wrote numerous essays about nature, especially the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The famous environmental club he helped form – The Sierra Club – remains a force in conversation today. He was instrumental preserving Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.
Here are five of his most inspiring quotes about nature.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
Earth has no sorrow that Earth can’t heal.
The mountains are calling and I must go.
You can find a more extensive list of Muir quotes on the TAS Quotes page.