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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:

"My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success." -- Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"If among the objects of the world of the spirit there is something fixed and unalterable, great and illimitable, something from which the beams of revelation, the streams of knowledge, pour into the mind like water into a valley, it is to be symbolized by a mountain." -- eleventh-century Islamic teacher al-Ghazali

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid." -- John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"Take your mind out every now and then and dance on it. It is getting all caked up." -- Mark Twain

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love." -- David McCullough (1933 - )

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