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Quotes

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 7summits.com 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:

"The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security in order to do what they themselves think worth doing. They do the useless, brave, noble, divinely foolish, and the very wisest things that are done by Man. And what they prove to themselves and to others is that Man is no mere creature of his habits, no automaton in his routine, but that in the dust of which he is made there is also fire, lighted now and then by great winds from the sky." -- Walter Lippmann, journalist.


Motivational climbing quote 2:

"The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else." -- John Blake


Motivational climbing quote 3:

"One does not climb to attain enlightenment, rather one climbs because he is enlightened." -- Zen Master Futomaki.


Motivational climbing quote 4:

"There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view." -- Harry Millner


Motivational climbing quote 5:

"If I wished to see a mountain or other scenery under the most favorable auspices, I would go to it in foul weather, so as to be there when it cleared up; we are then in the most suitable mood, and nature is most fresh and inspiring." -- Thoreau



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