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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:

"Courage is grace under pressure." -- Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961).


Motivational climbing quote 2:

"As a member of an escorted tour, you don't even have to know the Matterhorn isn't a tuba." -- Temple Fielding.


Motivational climbing quote 3:

"Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength." -- John Ruskin 1819-1900, British Critic, Social Theorist


Motivational climbing quote 4:

"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 5:

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy" -- Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)



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