Wilderness is a necessity

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity… ~ John Muir

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the rest of the world

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

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step back

It’s only when you grow up, and step back from [your father], or leave him for your own career and your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. ~ Margaret Truman