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55 Mountain Quotes

Climbing mountains is both invigorating and challenging and we have gathered the best mountain quotes to highlight the reason that so many people choose to hike in nature to high peaks! If you’re like me, you love being out in nature and experiencing the beauty that the wild brings. A mountain climb will bring you a sense of fulfillment all whilst taking in the magnificence of the stunning horizon!

We hope you love these quotations and phrases about mountaineering and the feeling of personal growth and sense of achievement that comes with each step. Summit that would help us hugely, is if you could share your favorite image on your Pinterest or Instagram!

1. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

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2. “The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.” – Paulo Coelho 

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3. “The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” – Sam Cummings

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4. “Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.”– Aleksander Lwow

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5. “Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.” – Edmund Hillary

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6. “Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.” – Swami Vivekananda

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7. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert W. Service

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8. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

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9. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn… climb that goddam mountain!” – Jack Kerouac

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10. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” – Vanessa Gendoma

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11. “Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.” – Victoria Erickson

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12. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” – Harley King

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13. “I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.” – Julian Lennon

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14. “The cliché is that life is like a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.” – Jeanne Moreau

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15. “Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud.” – Sylvia Plath

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16. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

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17. “To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” – Mary Davis

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18. “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.” – Conrad Anker

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19. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” – John Muir

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20. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.”  – Dag Hammarskjöld

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21. “Going to  the mountains is going home.” – Unknown

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22. “When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.” – Dan May

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23. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child

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24. “Life is short, go to the mountains and never look back.” – Unknown

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25. “The harder the climb the better the view.” – Unknown

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26. “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.” – John Amatt

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27. “At the mountain top I find the most peace.” – Unknown

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28. “The hardest mountain to climb is the one within.” – Unknown

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29. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David McCullough Jr.

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30. “Clouds come and go, the mountain remains.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

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31. “Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” – John Muir

32. “Mountaineering is a lot like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer, you’re damn glad when its over, but its an interesting story.” – Unknown

33. “Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

34. “Anyone who has been among mountains knows their indifference, has felt a brief, blazing sense of the world’s disinterest in us. In small measures, this feeling exhilarates. In full form, it annihilates.” Mountain movie

35. “I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life.” – Mark Obmascik

36. “Mountains slowly change, but they will always be there, defining Freedom.” – Foster Kinn

37. “Life is a mountain of solvable problems, and I enjoy that.” – James Dyson

38. “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway

39. “Mountain climbing is long periods of boredom interspersed with a few seconds of sheer terror.” – Unknown

40. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

41. “The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.” – Bear Grylls

42. “Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face.” – Idowu Koyenikan

43. “If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.” – Vera Nazarian

44. “The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.” – Thomas Wolfe

45. “Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”- Anatoli Boukreev

46. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” – Harley King

47. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” – John Muir

48. “Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.” – Andy Andrews

49. “Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years.” – John C. Maxwell

50. “The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert M. Pirsig

51. “Having been bred amongst mountains I am always unhappy when in a flat country. Whenever the skirts of the horizon come on a level with myself I feel myself quite uneasy and generally have a headache.”– James Hogg

52. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.” – William Blake

53. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.” – John Lubbock

54. “Climbing has shown me that I am all those things: strong and weak, brave and cowardly, both immune to and at the mercy of the death of death, all at the same time.” – Steve House

55. “We cannot lower the mountain, therefore we must elevate ourselves” – Todd Skinner