John Muir ( MURE; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914), also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was a Scottish-born American: 42 naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.