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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:

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible." -- Doug Lawson.

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was." -- Dag Hammerskjold.

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive." -- Jack London (1876 - 1916), The Call of the Wild

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." -- Bertrand Russell

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"A minute's success pays the failure of years." -- Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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