Favorite Quotations

“Now I see the secret of making the best person:  it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”  – Walt Whitman

“Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  – John Muir

“To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.”  – John Burroughs

“Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.” – from the movie ‘Rudy’

“If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.”  – Warren Miller

“Exceed expectations.”  – Ranger Mike Meldrum, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

“We don’t stop hiking because we grow old — we grow old because we stop hiking.”  – Finis Mitchell

“I am losing precious days.  I am degenerating into a machine for making money.  I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men.  I must break away and get out into the mountains and learn the news.”  – John Muir

“It’s a small world, except on foot.”  – Dick Dreselly


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