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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:

"It's like eating an elephant," she says. "One bit at a time." -- Midge Cross about climbing Everest

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"Seize this very minute! What you can do, or think you can do, begin it!" -- Goethe

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place ? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know." -- René Daumal.

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." -- William Shakespeare

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things." -- Denis Diderot (1713-1784, French Philosopher)

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