When John Muir speaks and his words are accompanied by period photos and new photography of the Range of Light, I get honestly get goosebumps!
I have seen many of John Muir quotes before, but I never realized how much he contributed in helping to establish our National Parks.
So for this weeks Quotable Sunday, I thought that I would quote Mr Muir and two others, in my tribute to one of Our Best Ideas!
I picked number 5 as my favorite quote this week, hope you have a great week!
1."The parks do not belong to one state or to one section.... The Yosemite, the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon are national properties in which every citizen has a vested interest; they belong as much to the man of Massachusetts, of Michigan, of Florida, as they do to the people of California, of Wyoming, and of Arizona."
Stephen T. Mather, NPS Director, 1917-1929:
2..Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~
3..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.
4.How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
5.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.
6.In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
7.There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
8.How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~
9.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. ~
10.Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries.
11."There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental
idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in
process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
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