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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:

"Except that the climber climbs the mountain not just to get to the top. He would try to climb it even if he knew he could never get there. He climbs it simply because he can have the solitary peace and contentment of knowing constantly that only his solitary nerve, will and courage stand between him and destruction." -- William Faulkner (The Mansion).

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"A sport is advanced by the handful of people who do it brilliantly, but it is kept sweet and sane by the great numbers of the mediocre, who do it for fun." -- Elizabeth Coxhead.

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up." -- Alfred North Whitehead

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains." -- Ernest Hello

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture." -- Amelia Earhart

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