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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:

"Gravity is a contributing factor in 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects." -- Dave Barry, Humorist, 1998.

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success." -- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Soul of Man under Socialism (1881)

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately. To front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." -- Henry David Thoreau.

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life."" -- Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain." Richard M. Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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