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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:

"Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping." -- Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), Miscellanies, 1711

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"The rules of the game must be constantly updated to keep up with the expanding technology. Otherwise we overkill the classic climbs and delude ourselves into thinking we are better climbers than the pioneers." -- Yvon Chouinard.

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"Well could I curse away a winter's night, Thought standing naked on a mountain top, Where biting cold would never let grass grow, And think it but a minute spent in sport." -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), King Henry VI, Act III, Scene II.

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified." -- Samuel Johnson

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." -- Alexander Hamilton

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