Feedback
Share
Link
Link copied!
Owl Quote
John Muir: One may as well dam for water tanks...
Quotes
Table of Contents
Explore
Search
Owl Quote
More
About Owl Quote
Copyright © 2021 OwlQuote.com and Spring Launch Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

All content on this website ("the Site") is the property of Spring Launch Media LLC. The collection and assembly of content on this Site are the exclusive property of Spring Launch Media LLC and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All quotations remain the intellectual property of their respective owners. We do not asset any claim of copyright for individual quotations. The use of quotations is done under the fair use copyright principal.

John Muir: One may as well dam for water tanks... Share
Link
Link copied!

Quote Share
Link
Link copied!
Quote One may as well dam for water tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.
Copy
One may as well dam… copied to clipboard
Author
Quote Length
Find on Amazon John Muir

Additional Quotes

See all...
The shepherd drives the...
Quote: Abraham Lincoln The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty. Abraham Lincoln
Prayer is not asking....
Quote: Mother Teresa Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. Mother Teresa
Opinion has caused more...
Quote: Voltaire Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. Voltaire
One of the best...
Quote: Marilyn Monroe One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel. Marilyn Monroe
To live is to...
Quote: Friedrich Nietzsche To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Friedrich Nietzsche
Anyone who lives within...
Quote: Oscar Wilde Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde
Only as far as...
Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joy is a net...
Quote: Mother Teresa Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa
Preaching is the expression...
Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is easy to...
Quote: Buddha It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice. Buddha

Additional Quotes

See all...
The reactionary is always...
Quote: Theodore Roosevelt The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. Theodore Roosevelt
All you need in...
Quote: Mark Twain All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain
People who love what...
Quote: Marcus Aurelius People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it, they even forget to wash or eat. Marcus Aurelius
The scientist find his...
Quote: Albert Einstein The scientist find his rewards in what Henri Poincaré calls the joy of comprehension, and not in the possibilities of application to which any discovery may lead. Albert Einstein
When someone beats a...
Quote: Rumi When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it. Rumi
One thing only I...
Quote: Socrates One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. Socrates
Even in literature and...
Quote: C. S. Lewis Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. C. S. Lewis
In every society some...
Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The quality, not the...
Quote: Martin Luther King Jr. The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. Martin Luther King Jr.
If a man reaches...
Quote: Mahatma Gandhi If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him. Mahatma Gandhi

More Quotes

See all...
The best is the...
Quote: Voltaire The best is the enemy of the good. Voltaire
A likely impossibility is...
Quote: Aristotle A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. Aristotle
The most important decision...
Quote: Voltaire The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. Voltaire
Without creative personalities able...
Quote: Albert Einstein Without creative personalities able to think and judge independently, the upward development of society is as unthinkable as the development of the individual personality without the nourishing soil of the community. Albert Einstein
Gravitation cannot be held...
Quote: Albert Einstein Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity. Albert Einstein
I believe this government...
Quote: Abraham Lincoln I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free. Abraham Lincoln
My scientific work is...
Quote: Albert Einstein My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature and by no other feelings. My love for justice and the striving to contribute towards the improvement of human conditions are quite independent from my scientific interests. Albert Einstein
You would not have...
Quote: C. S. Lewis You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion. C. S. Lewis
Cherish those who seek...
Quote: Voltaire Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. Voltaire
Man is a rational...
Quote: Oscar Wilde Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. Oscar Wilde

All of Owl Quote

See all...

Similar Quotes to John Muir: One may as well dam for water tanks...

See all...
One may as well...
Quote: John Muir One may as well dam for water tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man. John Muir
The Christian says, 'Creatures...
Quote: C. S. Lewis The Christian says, 'Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same. C. S. Lewis
If for a moment...
Quote: John Muir If for a moment you are inclined to regard these taluses as mere draggled, chaotic dumps, climb to the top of one of them, and run down without any haggling, puttering hesitation, boldly jumping from boulder to boulder with even speed. You will then find your feet playing a tune, and quickly discover the music and poetry of these magnificent rock piles -- a fine lesson; and all Nature's wildness tells the same story -- the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort -- each and all are the orderly beauty-making love-beats of Nature's heart. John Muir
I love you,' Buttercup...
Quote: William Goldman The Princess Bride, I Love You I love you,' Buttercup said. 'I know this must come as something of a surprise to you, since all I've ever done is scorn you and degrade you and taunt you, but I have loved you for several hours now, and every second, more. I thought an hour ago that I loved you more than any woman has ever loved a man, but a half hour after that I knew that what I felt before was nothing compared to what I felt then. But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm. Your eyes are like that, did you know? Well they are. How many minutes ago was I? Twenty? Had I brought my feelings up to then? It doesn't matter.' Buttercup still could not look at him. The sun was rising behind her now; she could feel the heat on her back, and it gave her courage. 'I love you so much more now than twenty minutes ago that there cannot be comparison. I love you so much more now then when you opened your hovel door, there cannot be comparison. There is no room in my body for anything but you. My arms love you, my ears adore you, my knees shake with blind affection. My mind begs you to ask it something so it can obey. Do you want me to follow you for the rest of your days? I will do that. Do you want me to crawl? I will crawl. I will be quiet for you or sing for you, or if you are hungry, let me bring you food, or if you have thirst and nothing will quench it but Arabian wine, I will go to Araby, even though it is across the world, and bring a bottle back for your lunch. Anything there is that I can do for you, I will do for you; anything there is that I cannot do, I will learn to do. I know I cannot compete with the Countess in skills or wisdom or appeal, and I saw the way she looked at you. And I saw the way you looked at her. But remember, please, that she is old and has other interests, while I am seventeen and for me there is only you. Dearest Westley--I've never called you that before, have I?--Westley, Westley, Westley, Westley, Westley,--darling Westley, adored Westley, sweet perfect Westley, whisper that I have a chance to win your love.' And with that, she dared the bravest thing she'd ever done; she looked right into his eyes. William Goldman The Princess Bride, I Love You
Take a course in...
Quote: John Muir Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. John Muir
I must learn to...
Quote: Theodore Isaac Rubin Love I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. Theodore Isaac Rubin Love
Unlike a drop of...
Quote: B. R. Ambedkar Life Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. B. R. Ambedkar Life
The forests of America,...
Quote: John Muir Nature The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The whole continent was a garden, and from the beginning, it seemed to be favored above all the other wild parks and gardens of the globe. John Muir Nature
No synonym for God...
Quote: John Muir Beauty No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening - still all is Beauty! John Muir Beauty
The making of the...
Quote: John Muir Nature, Perseverance The making of the far-famed New York Central Park was opposed by even good men, with misguided pluck, perseverance, and ingenuity, but straight right won its way, and now that park is appreciated. So we confidently believe it will be with our great national parks and forest reservations. John Muir Nature, Perseverance