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Wise words for hard moments...

Sometimes you have no clue how to continue, whether on a steep mountain, in your armchair or behind your desk. 

But the quotes come to the rescue! We have collected a bunch of motivating, humorous and serious qoutes from famous and not so famous people.

Most of them relate to mountaineering in one way or another although even we don't always see the connection :-)

Motivational climbing quote 1:

"I really find you intellectually stimulating and would love to converse at length about philosophical questions concerning Plato's Symposium. But first things first: would you mind flaking my rope ?" -- K.M. Johnson.

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe." -- Robert Service

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"For us the mountains had been a natural field of activity where, playing on the frontiers of life and death, we had found the freedom for which we were blindly groping and which was as necessary to us as bread." -- Maurice Herzog, mountaineer and writer.

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"Gravity is a contributing factor in 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects." -- Dave Barry, Humorist, 1998.

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his." -- Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953

(Refresh for more random climbing related quotes or submit your own on the quotes and jokes forum!)