65 Wilderness Quotes On Success In Life

These wilderness quotes will inspire you. Wilderness, a tract or region uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging wilderness quotes, wilderness sayings, and wilderness proverbs.

Best Wilderness Quotes

  1. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” ~ John Muir
  2. “You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” ~ Alan Alda
  3. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir
  4. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” ~ Edward Abbey

  5. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” ~ John Muir
  6. “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
  7. “To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” ~ John Muir
  8. “There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  9. “One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.” ~ James Russell Lowell

  10. “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir
  11. “The trails are a reminder of our insignificance. We come and go, but nature is forever. It puts us in our place, underscoring that we are not lords of the universe but components of it…So when the world seems to be falling apart, when we humans seem to be creating messes everywhere we turn, maybe it’s time to rejuvenate in the cathedral of the wilderness – and there, away from humanity, rediscover our own humanity.” ~ Nicholas D. Kristof
  12. “The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” ~ Nancy Newhall
  13. “This We Know. All Things Are Connected” ~ Chief Seattle

  14. “The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” ~ Chief Seattle
  15. “The wilderness does not make you forget your normal life so much as it removes the distractions for proper remembering.” ~ Jim Harrison
  16. “In wilderness, I sense the miracle of life.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  17. “If we lose wilderness, we lose forever the knowledge of what the world was.” ~ Harvey Broome

  18. “A clear stream, a long horizon, a forest wilderness, and open sky – these are man’s most ancient possessions. In a modern society, they are his most priceless.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  19. “To me, a wilderness is where the flow of wildness is essentially uninterrupted by technology; without wilderness, the world is a cage.” ~ David R. Brower
  20. “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature.” ~ Rachel Carson
  21. “The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.” ~ Havelock Ellis

  22. “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  23. “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  24. “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  25. “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  26. “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” ~ John Hope Franklin , Come out wilderness quotes
  27. “Love is a powerful tool, and maybe, just maybe, before the last little town is corrupted and the last of the unroaded and undeveloped wildness is given over to dreams of profit, maybe it will be love, finally, love for the land for its own sake and for what it holds of beauty and joy and spiritual redemption that will make [wilderness] not a battlefield but a revelation.” ~ T. H. Watkins
  28. “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 away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ~ John Muir
  29. “Wilderness is a necessity… there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls.” ~ John Muir

  30. “All conservation of wildness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must see and fondle, and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wilderness left to cherish.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  31. “The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.” ~ Edward Abbey
  32. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  33. “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” ~ Aldo Leopold , Beauty wilderness quotes
  34. “We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.” ~ Edward Abbey

  35. “The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” ~ Edward Abbey
  36. “The great purpose is to set aside a reasonable part of the vanishing wilderness, to make certain that generations of Americans yet unborn will know what it is to experience life on undeveloped, unoccupied land in the same form and character as the Creator fashioned it… It is a great spiritual experience. I never knew a man who took a bedroll into an Idaho mountainside and slept there under a star-studded summer sky who felt self-important that next morning. Unless we preserve some opportunity for future generations to have the same experience, we shall have dishonored our trust.” ~ Frank Church
  37. “Discovery is adventure. There is an eagerness, touched at times with tenseness, as man moves ahead into the unknown. Walking the wilderness is indeed like living. The horizon drops away, bringing new sights, sounds, and smells from the earth. When one moves through the forests, his sense of discovery is quickened. Man is back in the environment from which he emerged to build factories, churches, and schools. He is primitive again, matching his wits against the earth and sky. He is free of the restraints of society and free of its safeguards too.” ~ William O. Douglas
  38. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir

  39. “Now and then we hear the wilder voices of the wilderness, from animals that in the hours of darkness do not fear the neighborhood of man: the coyotes wail like dismal ventriloquists, or the silence may be broken by the snorting and stamping of a deer.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  40. “The elemental simplicities of wilderness travel were thrills. They represented complete freedom to make mistakes. The wilderness gave those rewards and penalties, for wise and foolish acts against which civilization has built a thousand buffers.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  41. “We must not only protect the countryside and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities … Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  42. “Cherish your wilderness.” ~ Maxine Kumin

  43. “We need some contact with the things we sprang from. We need nature at least as a part of the context of our lives. Without cities, we cannot be civilized. Without nature, without wilderness even, we are compelled to renounce an important part of our heritage.” ~ Joseph Wood Krutch
  44. “In a rock garden, we foster a little patch of the wilderness that stands to us for freedom.” ~ Jason Hill
  45. “Of Planets, struggling fierce towards heaven’s free wilderness.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  46. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” ~ John Muir

  47. “There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties” ~ John Muir
  48. “No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength” ~ Jack Kerouac
  49. “Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed We need wilderness preserved — as much of it as is still left, and as many kinds — because it was the challenge against which our character as a people was formed We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.” ~ Wallace Stegner
  50. “Wilderness itself is the basis of all our civilization. I wonder if we have enough reverence for life to concede to wilderness the right to live on?” ~ Margaret Murie

  51. “I have discovered in a lifetime of traveling in primitive regions, a lifetime of seeing people living in the wilderness and using it, that there is a hardcore of wilderness need in everyone, a core that makes its spiritual values a basic human necessity. There is no hiding it….Unless we can preserve places where the endless spiritual needs of man can be fulfilled and nourished, we will destroy our culture and ourselves.” ~ Sigurd F. Olson
  52. “The wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit.” ~ Joseph Wood Krutch
  53. “Wilderness is a necessity … They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some, it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow.” ~ John Muir
  54. “No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.” ~ Garrett Hardin

  55. “Moses was a forgotten man in the wilderness, But God had Moses right where he wanted him and met him at a burning bush.” ~ Michael Catt
  56. “Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space, heaven knows how fast and far!” ~ John Muir
  57. “In God’s wildness lies the hope of the world-the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal ere we are aware.” ~ John Muir
  58. “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir

  59. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson
  60. “God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” ~ John Muir
  61. “We simply need that wild country available to us… For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.” ~ Wallace Stegner
  62. “Without wilderness, we will eventually lose the capacity to understand America.
” ~ Harvey Broome

  63. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~ Rachel Carson
  64. “The wilderness is a place of rest – not in the sense of being motionless, for the lure, after all, is to move, to round the next bend. The rest comes in the isolation from distractions, in the slowing of the daily centrifugal forces that keep us off balance.” ~ David Douglas
  65. “Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen” ~ John Muir

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