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Inspiring Niagara Falls Quotes

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The scenic destination of Niagara Falls is an enchanting lure among travelers and people from all over the world. To capture the city’s fascinating spirit, we’ve collected several memorable Niagara Falls quotes that gets to the heart of what this city is like to experience.

“It’s Niagara Falls. It’s one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Who wouldn’t want to walk across it?”

— Nik Wallenda


“All trembling, I reached the Falls of Niagara, and oh, what a scene! My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creator’s power; and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His elements.”

— John James Audubon


“We have many a monument of past ages; we have the palaces and pyramids, the temples of the Greek and the cathedrals of Christendom; In them is exemplified the power of men, the greatness of nations, the love of art and religious devotion. But the monument at Niagara has something of its own, more in accord with our present thoughts and tendencies. It is a monument worthy of our scientific age, a true monument of enlightenment and of peace. It signifies the subjugation of natural forces to the service of man, the discontinuance of barbarous methods, the relieving of millions from want and suffering.”

— Nikola Tesla


Great Heaven, on what a fall of bright-green water! — that it came upon me in its full might and majesty. Then, when I felt how near to my Creator I was standing, the first effect, and the enduring one — instant and longing — of the tremendous spectacle, was Peace. Peace of Mind, tranquility, calm recollections of the Dead, great thoughts of Eternal Rest and Happiness; nothing of gloom or terror. Niagara was at once stamped upon my heart, an Image of Beauty; to remain there, changeless and indelible, until its pulses cease to beat, for ever.

— Charles Dickens


“One frequently only finds out how really beautiful a really beautiful woman is after considerable acquaintance with her; and the rule applies to Niagara Falls, to majestic mountains, and to mosques-especially to mosques.”

— Mark Twain


“Their roar is around me. I am on the brink Of the great waters—and their anthem voice Goes up amid the rainbow and the mist.”

— Grenville Mellen


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