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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:

"There is an intense but simple thrill in setting off in the morning on a mountain trail, knowing that everything you need is on your back. It is a confidence in having left the inessentials behind and of entering a world of natural beauty that has not been violated, where money has no value, and possessions are a deadweight. The person with the fewest possessions is the freest. Thoreau was right. -- Paul Theroux, "The Happy Isles of Oceana: Paddling the Pacific"

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." -- Sir Isaac Newton

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." -- Confucius

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"I don't want to write about climbing; I don't want talk about it; I don't want to photograph it; I don't want to think about it; all I want to do is do it." --Chuck Pratt

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards: they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence." -- Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849, British Writer)

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