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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:

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." -- Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him... When the hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said, 'If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill'." -- Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher. Often misquoted as 'If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain'.

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"ac·ro·pho·bi·a / al·to·phobia / bat·o·phobia =The fear of high places" -- Dictionary

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"There is an intense but simple thrill in setting off in the morning on a mountain trail, knowing that everything you need is on your back. It is a confidence in having left the inessentials behind and of entering a world of natural beauty that has not been violated, where money has no value, and possessions are a deadweight. The person with the fewest possessions is the freest. Thoreau was right. -- Paul Theroux, "The Happy Isles of Oceana: Paddling the Pacific"

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"ac·ro·pho·bi·a / al·to·phobia / bat·o·phobia =The fear of high places" -- Dictionary

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