Five Quotes from John Muir

Photo Credit: National Park Service

John Muir (21 April 1838 – 24 December 1914)

"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."

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

"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."

"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."

"The power of imagination makes us infinite."

The below photo is my son, Isaac, and I in Muir Woods during the summer of 2010. 

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Urban Simplicity.