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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 is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood. At best, he knows the triumph of high achievement; if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." -- Theodore Roosevelt.

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"But I say it's only mountains and the sea, Love will conquer if u just believe, It's only mountains and the sea, There's nothing greater, u and me" -- Prince, "Mountains"

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"Living with the immediacy of death helps you sort out your priorities in life. It helps you to live a less trivial life." -- Sogyal Rinpoche

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"How do you distinguish between being off-route and putting up a first ascent ?" -- Bruce Bindner.

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"Remember: if you take bivouac equipment along, you will bivouac..." -- Yvon Chouinard.

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