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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:

"It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe." -- Unknown

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place ? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know." -- René Daumal.

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success." -- Anna Pavlova (1885 - 1931)

Motivational climbing quote 4:

“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.” -- Amelia Earhart

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it." -- John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), Pre-Raphaelitism, 1850

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