Friday, December 31, 2010

Ultrarunning…and Nature (part 1 of 2)

I contribute to the National Wildlife Federation, so they send me a calendar each year full of wonderful wildlife photos and short nature-related quotes each month.

The quotes are great, so I’ll blog them across 2 posts today and tomorrow. Some quotes or authors may be familiar; others brand new. In any case, enjoy, and I hope that these thoughts will cause all of us to be thankful at the marvelous gift of nature that is ours through the endeavor of backcountry running:

The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. -- Native American proverb

We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. -- Native American proverb

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

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. -- William Shakespeare

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

In the wilderness is the preservation of the world. -- Henry David Thoreau

The goal of life is loving in agreement with nature. -- Zeno

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