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Nature John Muir Quotes


"John Muir, Earth-planet, Universe." - John Muir

"There are instances: [Henry David] Thoreau read [John] Wordsworth, [John] Muir read Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt read Muir, and you got national parks. It took a century for this to happen, for artistic values to percolate down to where honoring the relation of people's imagination to the land, or beauty, or to wild things, was issued in legislation." - Robert Hass

"I would say Gary Snyder, who is from my part of the world as a poet and environmental thinker, will be read just as Henry Thoreau as John Muir will continue to be read." - Robert Hass

"I began working with the John Muir Institute and then started helping found Friends of the Earth organizations here and there in other countries. That pretty well brings us up to the present." - David R Brower

"I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards" - Galen

"John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you'll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there's a lot of truth to that." - Tom Bodett

"I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards." - Galen Rowell

"In that year [1865] John Muir offered to buy from his brother ... a sanctuary for the wildflowers that had gladdened his youth. His brother declined to part with the land, but he could not suppress the idea: 1865 still stands in Wisconsin history as the birth-year of mercy for things natural, wild, and free." - Aldo Leopold

"I've always liked Muir without knowing quite why." - Douglas Dunn

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"Nature is an experimenter." - Philip Jose Farmer

"Man's Place in Nature." - Thomas Huxley

"Men argue. Nature acts." - Voltaire

"Nature must obey necessity." - William Shakespeare

"Habit is second nature." - Michel De Montaigne

"Choose only one master - Nature." - Rembrandt

"All nature seems at work." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Nature is stronger than education." - Benjamin Disraeli

"In nature nothing exists alone." - Rachel Carson

"Habit is ten times nature." - Duke Of Wellington

"Nature does nothing in vain." - Aristotle

"Nature is the best instructor." - Paul Cezanne

"Music represents nature. Nature represents life. Jazz represents nature. Jazz is life." - Sonny Rollins

"Our relationship with nature is more one of being than having. We are nature: we do not have nature." - Stephen Harper

"Victory is by nature superb and insulting." - Horace

"Nature is accustomed to hide itself." - Heraclitus

"Nature, red in tooth and claw." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Art takes nature as its model." - Aristotle

"Art is the child of Nature." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Nature reflects the moods of the wizard." - Deepak Chopra

"We monsters are necessary to nature also." - Marquis De Sade

"Nature and wisdom never are at strife." - Plutarch

"Victory is by nature insolent and haughty." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Nature, not human activity, rules the climate." - Fred Singer

"Nature never gives everything at once." - Samuel Johnson

"... nothing is created or destroyed in nature ..." - Maria Montessori

"Nature is written in mathematical language." - Galileo Galilei

"The nature of life is to grow." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"The physician treats, but nature heals." - Hippocrates

"Nature herself makes the wise man rich." - Cicero

"Nature does not proceed by leaps." - Linnaeus

"You can't just let nature run wild." - Walt Disney

"Man is by nature a political animal." - Aristotle

"All men by nature desire knowledge." - Aristotle

"John Ashcroft - John Ashcrack - ibid." - Jello Biafra

"To pay homage to beauty is to admire Nature; to admire Nature is to worship God" - Epictetus

"When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant." - Confucius

"Americans are nature-lovers: but they only admit of nature proofed and corrected by man." - Simone De Beauvoir

"It is the nature of human beings not to be able to leave nature alone." - Margaret Visser

"The very nature of the Chinaman holds him back. If his fellow should fall, John thinks it quite proper that he stamp on the underdogs face." - L Ron Hubbard

"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Nature expresses a design of love and truth." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Laozi

"My profession is to always find God in nature." - Henry David Thoreau

"The source of man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature." - Baron d'Holbach

"Nature spontaneously keeps us well. Do not resist her!" - Henry David Thoreau

"Of what I call God, And fools call Nature." - Robert Browning

"I love only nature, and I hate mathematicians." - Richard P Feynman

"I know little about nature and hardly anything about men." - Albert Einstein

"Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Nature is never so admired as when she is understood." - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

"Slavery is atrocious debasement of human nature." - Benjamin Franklin

"Do not copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction." - Paul Gauguin

"In Nature, all is useful, all is beautiful" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nature performs the cure, the physician takes the fee." - Benjamin Franklin

"It's against God's nature to remember forgiven sins" - Max Lucado

"Nature is more powerful than education; time will develop everything." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The law of nature is the strictest expression of necessity." - Jacob Moleschott

"Our nature consist in motion; complete rest is death." - Blaise Pascal

"A brother is a friend provided by nature." - Legouve Pere

"All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity." - William Shakespeare

"Nature her custom holds, Let shame say what it will." - William Shakespeare

"You cannot reshape human nature without mutilating human beings." - Edward Abbey

"Thou unassuming common-place of Nature, with that homely face." - William Wordsworth

"Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"Every man's censure is first moulded in his own nature." - George Herbert

"in nature everything is transformed but nothing destroyed." - Maria Montessori

"What persons are by starts they are by nature." - Laurence Sterne

"Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature." - Cicero

"There is nothing useless in nature; not even uselessness itself." - Michel De Montaigne

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature." - Zeno of Citium

"The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature." - Andy Rooney

"Whatever befalls in accordance with nature should be accounted good." - Cicero

"Never can custom conquer nature, for she is ever unconquered." - Cicero

"Nature her custom holds, Let shame say what it will." - William Shakespeare

"Nature has always had more power than education." - Voltaire

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." - William Shakespeare

"Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time." - William Shakespeare

"Great men have the nature of a child." - Ramakrishna

"Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"John Keats / John Keats / John / Please put your scarf on." - J D Salinger

"If the ignorance of nature gave birth to gods, the knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them." - Baron d'Holbach

"Nature is doing her best each moment to make us well. Why, nature is but another name for health." - Henry David Thoreau

"It is evident that the state is a creation of nature, and that man is by nature a political animal." - Aristotle

"I never wanted to go to university: books seemed to have all the answers, and the questions, too. I went to work for Jean Muir as her in-house model. Miss Muir - as she will always be to me - was interested in everything." - Joanna Lumley

"John Kerry, windsurfing dilettante" - Eleanor Clift

"John Toshack hates me." - Robbie Savage

"Godspeed, John Glenn." - Scott Carpenter

"Listen John-' 'Who's John?' 'You're John.' 'I'm John?' 'Yeah, I changed your name." - Dave Eggers

"John Hughes loved improvisers." - Edie Mcclurg

"Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character, and passions, his mistakes, and weaknesses."-Democritus An Abundance of Katherines-John Green" - John Green

"[John] Adams's letters to [his wife] Abigail are wonderful. In his letters, he is loving, humorous, preachy, learned, and saucy. He speaks to her with almost complete abandon, revealing all of his sensuous and vulnerable nature." - Gordon S. Wood

"[John] Adams never had an optimistic view of human nature, and his experience in the Congress and abroad only deepened his suspicion that his fellow Americans might not have the character to sustain a republican government." - Gordon S. Wood

"Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature. John Kennedy had wit, and so did Lincoln, who also had abundant humor; Reagan was mostly humor." - Peggy Noonan

"I enjoy my John Deere tractor quite a lot. It's a tool that I must use to keep Mother Nature at bay. I have all kinds of things encroaching on my property." - Les Claypool

"[David] Muir tried four or five times to get a straight answer about [Donald] Trump's idiotic claim that 3-5 million noncitizens voted, and Trump just flatly wouldn't engage." - Kevin Drum

"I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals. Being at one with nature." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit." - Aristotle

"It were happy if we studied nature more in natural things; and acted according to nature, whose rules are few, plain, and most reasonable." - William Penn

"All the more I study Nature do I revere God, because Nature is all the body of God we will ever know." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"Nature does nothing in vain when less will serve; for Nature is pleased with simplicity and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes." - Isaac Newton

"Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Law Giver." - C S Lewis

"Every man by nature is a freeman born; by nature no man cometh out of the womb under any civil subjection to king, prince, or judge." - Samuel Rutherford

"I think there's mind in nature. There's a power in nature, and there's a universal power that you'd better not ignore." - Linda Ronstadt

"Charity and good-nature give a sanction to the most common actions; and pride and ill-nature make our best virtues despicable." - William Wycherley

"In nature alone are forms. That which is not of nature cannot have any forms, fine or gross. It must be formless." - Swami Vivekananda

"Our connection to nature grounds us, it makes us more spiritually aware. We must keep the legacy of nature materially alive for future generations." - Nelly Furtado

"I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature." - Cicero

"It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence." - Luc De Clapiers

"Every death even the cruellest death drowns in the total indifference of Nature Nature herself would watch unmoved if we destroyed the entire human race." - Peter Weiss

"John Goodman's pretty dark - I love John Goodman." - Todd Phillips

"John Wayne never wore Lycra." - Ron Kauk

"God, I love John Cassavetes." - Angela Sarafyan

"I just shot John Lennon." - Mark David Chapman

"I can't stand John McCain." - Harry Reid

"Anyone ever lost in the wild knows that nature wants you dead." - David Mamet

"Nature has given us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself." - Seneca the Younger

"Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life." - Pliny The Elder

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own." - Charles Dickens

"We risk losing what nature is if we couch its value in human terms." - Dick Black

"Nature is reckless of the individual. When she has points to carry, she carries them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nature often lets us down when we most need her; let us turn to art." - Baltasar Gracian

"Art may make a suite of clothes, but nature must produce a man." - David Hume

"Nature takes no account of even the most reasonable of human excuses." - Joseph Wood Krutch

"Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions." - Ugo Betti

"...The very nature of interstate war puts innocent civilians into great jeopardy, especially with modern technology." - Murray Rothbard

"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature." - Jeff Cox

"Living Nature, not dull art Shall plan my ways and rule my Heart." - John Henry Newman

"Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of nature with which she indicates how much she loves us." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A garden is a symbol of man's arrogance, perverting nature to human ends ..." - Tim Smit

"Never, no never, did Nature say one thing, and wisdom another." - Edmund Burke

"It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived." - Henry Fielding

"All through nature, you will find the same law. First the need, then the means." - Robert Collier

"Repetition is the only form of permanence that Nature can achieve." - George Santayana

"Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have Nature, and that is much better." - Juha Vaatainen

"The silence of nature is very real. It surrounds you, you can feel it" - Ted Trueblood

"Nature appears not to have intended that any flower should be fertilized by its own pollen." - Christian Konrad Sprengel

"Nature even in chaos cannot proceed otherwise than regularly and according to order." - Immanuel Kant

"Nature, when left to universal laws, tends to produce regularity out of chaos." - Immanuel Kant



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