After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
The best part is getting to the top 'cause the pain's all over.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
Climbing is not a battle with the elements, nor against the law of gravity. It's a battle against oneself.
Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain
When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.
It's all bullshit on Everest these days.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
It is those who get lost, who find the new ways.
Between the shores of the oceans and the summit of the highest mountain is a secret route that you must absolutely take before being one with the sons of the Earth.
Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
I climb upon the highest mountains, laughing at all tragedies - whether real or imaginary.
This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.
Especially with the signing of riders with climbing abilities and the new arrival of Tyler Hamilton, who has the strength and ability to become a great leader for the big tours. All in all, I feel this is a very complete team.
We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.
If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone.
You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
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