My favorite quotes about the outdoors

The following is a collection of my favorite quotes related to the outdoors.

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” –John Muir

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” –John Muir

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” –John Muir

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” –John Muir

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” –John Muir

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.” –John Muir

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” –Henry David Thoreau

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” –Henry David Thoreau

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” –Henry David Thoreau

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.” –Henry David Thoreau

“The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.” –Henry David Thoreau

“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” –Henry David Thoreau

“That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” –Henry David Thoreau

“The universe is wider than our views of it.” –Henry David Thoreau

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.” –Henry David Thoreau

“I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.” –Henry David Thoreau

“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.” –Henry David Thoreau

“How can any man be weak who dares to be at all?” –Henry David Thoreau

“If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?” –Henry David Thoreau

“Not all who wander are lost.” –J. R. R. Tolkien

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” –Edward Abbey

Written on August 3, 2014