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To the lover of wilderness,
by John Muir

To the lover of wilderness,
Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- John Muir

Related topics: Nature

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

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

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

 

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go.
- John Muir

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One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
- John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- 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

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Let children walk with Nature,
let them see the beautiful blendings
and communions of death and life,
their joyous inseparable unity,
as taught in woods and meadows,
plains and mountains and streams
of our blessed star,
and they will learn that death
is stingless indeed,
and as beautiful as life.
- John Muir

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
- John Muir

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at
times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- John Muir

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature,
and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
- John Muir

Become "a lover of what is."
- Byron Katie

Love is loving what your lover loves.
- Anonymous

Love is the veil between lover and lover.
- Khalil Gibran

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

A husband is what is left of a lover,
after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland

The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions.
- John Philip Sousa

The perfect lover is one who turns into a pizza at 4:00 a.m.
- Charles Pierce

There hardly can be a greater difference between any two men,
than there too often is, between the same man,
a lover and a husband.
- Samuel Richardson

I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on.
I've never had that attitude to music.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Every lover is a soldier.
- Ovid

It is not sex that gives the pleasure,
but the lover.
- Marge Piercy

It's strange that words are so inadequate.
Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath,
so the lover must struggle for words.
- T. S. Eliot

I'm such a lover of music that it would be very hard
for me to pinpoint it to a particular artist.
- Bobby Sherman

It is a beautiful trait in the lover's character,
that they think no evil of the object loved.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love,
that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
- Djuna Barnes

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because
it is invested with so much of oneself.
It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries,
the possibility of torment.
- James A. Baldwin

Time is a beautiful thing.
It's like when you meet an old lover on the street
six years later and they don't look so ugly anymore.
- Sarah McLachlan

I was not allowed a physical lover.
Falling in love with Love was the best I could get.
- Lionel Blue

The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people
worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that
there could be other gods.
- Theodor Reik

A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship.
With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal
beauty than any logician or theologian,
unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
- George Santayana

For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved,
will always be the only one for her or him.
- Lionel Blue

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles.
Television came along and gave me parts to chew on.
It gave me wings as an actor.
- Ricardo Montalban

And I love the idea of spending the whole day in bed with my lover.
- Jennifer Lopez

But I'm also a music lover, and I'll always try a lot of different things.
- Lee Ann Womack

Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
- Aphra Behn

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover,
but the love of the giver.
- Thomas Kempis

True, He is infinite Majesty, but He is also infinite
Goodness and infinite Love.
There can be no greater Lord than God;
neither can there be a more ardent lover than He.
- Alphonsus Liguori

If I can make people laugh it's like being a good lover.
- Spalding Gray

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete.
It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within
the drunkard or love is within the lover.
- Henri Matisse

I am a friend of Adventist people and a lover of truth.
- Walter Martin

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
- Euripides

I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

I'm a great lover, I'll bet.
- Emo Philips

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover
who has no control over you,
except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own.
I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

Life should be embraced like a lover.
- Rose Tremain

There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers
that he is at once the lover and the beloved.
- Sri Chinmoy

That's me, man - I'm a lover not a fighter.
- Wayne Wonder

A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.
- Ralph W. Sockman

Familiarity with your lover is what initially makes sex really good.
- Susie Bright

I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom,
a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
- Stephen Fry

Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover,
in all the others all she loves is love.
- Lord Byron

Every heart sings a song, incomplete,
until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato


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