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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:

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." -- Les Brown

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things." -- Denis Diderot (1713-1784, French Philosopher)

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"The distinguishing mark of true adventures, is that it is often no fun at all while they are actually happening." -- Kim Stanley Robinson.

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"The mountains can be reached in all seasons. They offer a fighting challenge to heart, soul and mind, both in summer and winter. If throughout time the youth of the nation accept the challenge the mountains offer, they will keep alive in our people the spirit of adventure. That spirit is a measure of the vitality of both nations and men. A people who climb the ridges and sleep under the stars in high mountain meadows, who enter the forest and scale peaks, who explore glaciers and walk ridges buried deep in snow -- these people will give their country some of the indomitable spirit of the mountains." -- William O. Douglass

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"Montani semper liberi." -- Motto for the state of West Virginia.

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