Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thought for the Day

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, 
places to play and pray, where nature heals
 and gives strength to body and soul alike.
~ John Muir
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John Muir (1838 - 1914), founder of a world-wide conservation movement, is considered one of America's greatest nature writers. His many books include The Wilderness World of John Muir, John Muir: My Life with Nature (Sharing Nature With Children Book), A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, and The Wild Muir: Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures.



9 comments:

M.L. Gallagher said...

This quote nourishes my heart and soul and lifts my spirit!

Kathleen Overby said...

The thing I love about the little I know about him; he not only had passion, he moved others to the same degree of passion. That's brilliant. He moved the heart of people who had the wherewithal to take action to save the beauty for us. That is useful passion. I will follow some of these trails here.

Lou Belcher said...

Thanks for pointing out John Muir. I didn't know about him and will read more.

Have a great day.

Laura said...

A fascinating man. My in-laws made a trip out west and visited Muir Woods a few years back. I got a t-shirt.

slowmuse said...

A towering figure for those of us who grew up in California, John Muir's life is an inspiring one. Thanks for the post Maureen.

n. davis rosback said...

beauty, and bread...and a bit of butter is nice too.

Melissa said...

My father took me walking I'm sure before I could walk. He loved the woods. He tried hunting for a while, but then went back to just exploring. I helped him with that first deer. I gave him two books on John Muir once - I believe they were both from his personal journals. I may be the only one who ever reads them. He wasn't big on reading. I will have to bring them back with me next time I am home.

One of my favorite trips was to Yosemite, though he was not with me that time. I hope I can go there again someday, because I just could not take it all in for the day or so I was there.

Cassandra Frear said...

One of my favorite quotes!

Nancy said...

This reminds me of the slogan of Little Brothers (formerly, Little Brothers of the Poor--Friends of the Elderly). My husband used to work for them, and so we heard it often: "Flowers before bread."