60 Best Mountain Quotes

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Mountain quotes are the perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of these impressive structures while also learning a thing or two about them. Here are some of our favorite mountain quotes that will make you appreciate these towering feats of nature even more!

Mountain Quotes

1.) “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.”

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2.) “The mountains are the last place where man can feel truly wild.”

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3.) “Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practise my religion.”

Mountain Quotes

4.) “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

Mountain Quotes

5.) “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”

Mountain Quotes

6.) “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

7.) “My spirit soars where the air goes thin.”

8.) “I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains.”

9.) “Hike more. Worry Less.”

10.) “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

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11.) “I see every person as a mountain of sorts; we can see how they look from afar, but will never know them until we explore.”

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12.) “A younger me needed to climb every mountain. The older me says they photograph better from the bottom.”

13.) “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.”

14.) “Go where you feel most alive.”

15.) “Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.”

16.) “We always discuss reaching the top of the mountain as the challenge. But those that have been there know coming back down is the hardest part.”

17.) “Only if you’ve been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”

18.) “Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.”

19.) “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.”

20.) “I’ve never understood hiring Sherpas to claim you’ve conquered Everest. I’d rather climb a mountain half the size and be able to say I’ve done it on my own.”

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21.) “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

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22.) “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.”

23.) “How wild it was to let it be.”

24.) “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.”

25.) “The sun shines brightest from the peaks of mountains.”

26.) “It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. It’s always harder than it looks.”

27.) “Life is better in hiking boots.”

28.) “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.”

29.) “Some mountains only require a good pair of shoes. Others require an entire team to conquer. Knowing which is which is the key to success.”

30.) “Mountain climbing is long periods of boredom interspersed with a few seconds of sheer terror.”

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31.) “The mountains are calling and I must go.”

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32.) “Coffee, Mountains, Adventure”

33.) “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books.”

34.) “What a funny world we live in when we won’t turn our phones off, yet we get excited to see we’ve hiked far enough to lose service.”

35.) “But the objective, the people ask, the meaning, the goal? There is no meaning, there is no goal. Mountaineering is as meaningless as life itself – and thus its magic will never die.”

36.) “All good things are wild and free.”

37.) “Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.”

38.) “Over every mountain, there is a pass, although it may not be seen from the valley”

39.) “Beyond the mountains, more mountains.”

40.) “Go wild, for a while”

41.) “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.”

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42.) “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”

43.) “Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.”

44.) “The last word always belongs to the mountain.”

45.) “Going to the mountains is like going home”

46.) “Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.”

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

48.) “Within alpinism’s narrow framework we seek transcendence and relentlessly pursue what remains hidden from us on flat ground: our true selves.”

49.) “If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.”

50.) “Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.”

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51.) “You cannot conquer a mountain, for it shall continue to exist beyond you. However, if not careful, a mountain can conquer you.”

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52.) “What are men to rocks and mountains?”

53.) “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.”

54.) “Those personal values, which we gain from our approach to the mountains, are great enough to enrich our life. Is not the irrationality of its very lack of purpose the deepest argument for climbing?”

55.) “When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.”

56.) “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”

57.) “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

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58.) “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.”

59.) “We cannot lower the mountain, therefore we must elevate ourselves”

60.) “A little more altitude, a little less attitude”

Final thoughts

The mountain quotes we’ve shared in this post are the perfect way to end on an inspiring note. As you go about your day-to-day, remember these words of wisdom from some of the most successful and renowned adventurers out there. Let their motivation spur you on to achieve your own goals, big or small. What is one goal that you want to accomplish in the next year? How will quoting a mountain help you do that?


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