Do you need inspiration for the New Year? Or are you battling the winter blahs? Let these words encourage you. Each of these quotes from naturalist and conservationist John Muir, who is known as the "Father of our National Parks," reminds us to see the beauty of the world around us.
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
In every walk with nature one recieves far more than he seeks.—John Muir
I care only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. Heaven knows that John the Baptist was not more eager to get all of his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of God's mountains.—John Muir
I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.—John Muir
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.—John Muir
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.—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
Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.—John Muir
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