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Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by David McCullough
#1. One August morning at Blair House, he read in the papers that the body of an American soldier killed in action, Sergeant John Rice, had been brought home for burial in Sioux City, Iowa, but that at the last moment, as the casket was to be lowered into the grave, officials of the Sioux City Memorial Park had stopped the ceremony because Sergeant Rice, a Winnebago Indian, was not "a member of the Caucasian race" and burial was therefore denied. Outraged, Truman picked up the phone. Within minutes, by telephone and telegram, it was arranged that Sergeant Rice would be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors and that an Air Force plane was on the way to bring his widow and three children to Washington. That, as President, was the least he could do. #Quote by David McCullough
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Steinbeck
#2. For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and our civilization. Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Jordan Fisher Smith
#3. Starker [Leopold] had an adage for people in public service: 'If you're ashamed of it, don't do it. If you're not, publicize it.' " -David Graber, wildlife biologist at Yosemite National Park #Quote by Jordan Fisher Smith
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Walter Isaacson
#4. At the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite National Park. Built in the 1920s, the Ahwahnee is a sprawling pile of stone, concrete, and timber designed in a style that mixed Art Deco, the Arts and Crafts movement, #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#5. Let us consider Elfland as a great national park, a vast and beautiful place where a person goes by himself, on foot, to get in touch with reality in a special, private, profound fashion. But what happens when it is considered merely as a place to "get away to"?
Well, you know what has happened to Yosemite. Everybody comes, not with an ax and a box of matches, but in a trailer with a motorbike on the back and a motorboat on top and a butane stove, five aluminum folding chairs, and a transistor radio on the inside. They arrive totally encapsulated in a secondhand reality. And then they move on to Yellowstone, and it's just the same there, all trailers and transistors. They go from park to park, but they never really go anywhere; except when one of them who thinks that even the wildlife isn't real gets chewed up by a genuine, firsthand bear.
The same sort of thing seems to be happening to Elfland, lately. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#6. Yosemite Park ... None can escape its charms. Its natural beauty cleans and warms like a fire, and you will be willing to stay forever in one place like a tree. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#7. In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#8. God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#9. And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Lewis Pugh
#10. I do have spare time and I love to read, and I love just to go to a national park and just relax and just think. But most of the time, it's swimming or talking. #Quote by Lewis Pugh
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Aldo Leopold
#11. 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. #Quote by Aldo Leopold
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#12. Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Stewart Udall
#13. Wilderness, like the national park system, was an American idea. #Quote by Stewart Udall
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#14. The care-laden commercial lives we lead close our eyes to the operations of God as a workman, though openly carried on that all who will look may see. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#15. To myself, mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery; in them, and in the forms of inferior landscape that lead to them, my affections are wholly bound up. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#16. Memories may escape the action of the will, may sleep a long time, but when stirred by the right influence, though that influence be light as a shadow, they flash into full stature and life with everything in place #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#17. Quench love, and what is left of a man's life but the folding of a few jointed bones and square inches of flesh? Who would call that life? #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Irving
#18. Churchill Park have their bellies turned toward the sun. #Quote by John Irving
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Mo Udall
#19. I've been through legislation creating a dozen national parks, and there's always the same pattern. When you first propose a park, and you visit the area and present the case to the local people, they threaten to hang you. You go back in five years and they think it's the greatest thing that ever happened. #Quote by Mo Udall
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#20. I have seen oaks of many species in many kinds of exposure and soil, but those of Kentucky excel in grandeur all I had ever before beheld. They are broad and dense and bright green. In the leafy bowers and caves of their long branches dwell magnificent avenues of shade, and every tree seems to be blessed with a double portion of strong exulting life. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#21. Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Susan Rugh
#22. Yellowstone, of all the national parks, is the wildest and most universal in its appeal... Daily new, always strange, ever full of change, it is Nature's wonder park. It is the most human and the most popular of all parks. -Yellowstone Park for Your Vacation (circa 1920s) #Quote by Susan Rugh
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#23. As for the Mormons one meets, however their doctrines be regarded, they will be found as rich in human kindness as any people in all our broad land, while the dark memories that cloud their earlier history will vanish from the mind as completely as when we bathe in the fountain azure of the Sierra. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Hank Bracker
#24. American Casualties on the USS Maine

Two hundred & Sixty Six American sailors were killed when the American battleship, USS Maine, exploded and sank in Havana harbor after a massive explosion of undetermined origin. The first Board of Inquiry regarding the incident stated that a mine placed on or near the hull had sunk the ship. Later studies determined that it was more likely heat from smoldering coal in the ship's bunker that set off the explosion in an adjoining ammunition locker.

In February 1898, the recovered bodies of the American sailors who died on the battleship were interred in the Colon Cemetery, in Havana. Nearly two years later they were exhumed and now 163 of the crew that were killed in 1898 are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, near the USS Maine Memorial.

The beautiful monument shown is located in Central Park West in New York City. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#25. No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening - still all is Beauty! #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Edgar Park
#26. A living faith is always on trial; we call it faith for that reason. When I read in some alarmist book that the Christian faith is now on trial, or "at the crossroads," my impulse is to answer, Why Not? Does anybody know a time when the Christian faith was not on trial, or when the Christian life was a simple walkover, with neither principalities nor powers to dispute its advance? #Quote by John Edgar Park
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#27. 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. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#28. How many hearts with warm, red blood in them are beating under cover of the woods, and how many teeth and eyes are shining? A multitude of animal people, intimately related to us, but of whose lives we know almost nothing, are as busy about their own affairs as we are about ours. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#29. Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Chelsea Clinton
#30. As a kid, I was pretty obsessed with dinosaurs and the day that my parents took me to Dinosaur National Park, I didn't think life could get any better. #Quote by Chelsea Clinton
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#31. Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines? #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Stewart Udall
#32. The National Park Service today exemplifies one of the highest traditions of public service. #Quote by Stewart Udall
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#33. We all flow from one fountain- Soul. All are expressions of one love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#34. Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#35. Wilderness is a necessity ... there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls ... #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#36. Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#37. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#38. As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by Wil S. Hylton
#39. The park lies directly downwind from a slew of coal plants. Virtually all of the major contaminants in the local air and water are direct results of coal emissions. Coal produces ozone, which kills trees. Coal produces sulfates, which kill fish. No other park in the country has more ozone or sulfates than Shenandoah National Park. #Quote by Wil S. Hylton
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#40. I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#41. One can make a day of any size #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#42. The United States government has always been proud of the welcome it has extended to good men of every nation, seeking freedom and homes and bread. #Quote by John Muir
Yosemite National Park John Muir quotes by John Muir
#43. Why should man value himself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation? And what creature of all that the Lord has taken the pains to make is not essential to the completeness of that unit - the cosmos? #Quote by John Muir

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