Mountain Quotes

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

Chinese Proverbs

Religious awe is the same organic thrill which we feel in a forest at twilight, or in a mountain gorge.

William James

Sin is like a mountain with two aspects according to whether it is viewed before or after it has been reached: yet both aspects are real.

Samuel Butler

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.

Sivananda

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?

Kahlil Gibran

Doubt makes the mountain which faith can move.

Proverb

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 am and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 pm to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished even before lunch.

Fred Allen

Out of defeat can come the best in human nature. As Christians face storms of adversity, they may rise with more beauty. They are like trees that grow on mountain ridges -- battered by winds, yet trees in which we find the strongest wood.

Billy Graham

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; sands make the mountain, moments make the year, and trifles, life. Your care to trifles give, else you may die ere you have learned to live.

Edward Young

A grain of sand leads to the fall of a mountain when the moment has come for the mountain to fall.

Ernest Renan

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

Thomas W. Higginson

Down below the broad, roaring waves of the sea break against the deep foundation of the rock. But high above the mountain, the sea, and the peaks of rock the eternal ornamentation blooms silently from the dark depths of the universe.

Rudolf Otto

Creative people who can't help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane.

R. D. Laing

Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Frank Herbert

To live for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

Robert M. Pirsig

When you heard that a mountain was moved, believe it; but when you hear that someone changed his character do not believe it.

Arabian Proverb

Any coward can sit at home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed.

Charles Lindbergh

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.

Ansel Adams

You cannot see the mountain near.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Denis Waitley

In a flat country a hillock thinks itself a mountain.

Turkish Proverb

The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.

Sam Cummings

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