Mountain quotes


I am participating in Dream of Mountains Blogger Challenge hosted by →AliKats to share my passion for the mountains. If you are mountain lover like me, you are in right place! I have put together list of the most inspiring mountain quotes from John Muir, Sylvester Stallone, William Shakespeare and many others famous personalities.

Mountains inspire many travellers. There is something magical about those natural giants. Desire to reach the summit to admire beautiful views from the top of the world. There is nothing better than spending good quality time surrounded by nature. Whether you are looking for travel motivation, captions for Instagram or uplifting quotes, I hope that my collection of the best mountain quotes will inspire you for your next adventures.

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Short mountain quotes 

1. “Feeling LOW? Go on mountains.” – Prajakta Mhadnak

mountain quotesPhoto taken in →Wales

2. “You have to conquer every mountain to realize the dream.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

Mountain quotes inspirational Photo taken in →Isle of Skye

3. “Memories made in the mountains stay in our hearts forever.” –  Author unknown

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4. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

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5. “I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” – Michael Kennedy

Mountain quotes for instagramPhoto taken in →Scotland

6. “Going to the mountains is going home.” – John Muir

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7. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…. get on your way!”
– Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss quotesPhoto taken in United Kingdom

8. “Mountains are the soul’s fuel.” – Author unknown

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9.  “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”
– William Blake

William Blake quotesPhoto taken in United Kingdom

10. “Coffee, Mountains, Adventure” – Author unknown

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11. “Master the courage to conquer any mountain”
– Lailah Gifty Akita

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12. “You have to push through every barrier to get to the mountain top.”
– Lailah Gifty Akita,

best sayingsPhoto taken in →Wales

Motivational quotes 

13. “Keep your goals as big as mountains. But if you want to achieve them, be sure to keep them unsullied by fear.” – Chetan M. Kumbhar

inspirational quotesPhoto taken in →Wales

14. “Whatever you want is behind the mountain of struggles. Nothing great comes with ease.”  -Israelmore Ayivor

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15. “You may not be able to move the mountain with one hit, but you can do so by picking up the rocks bit by bit! Stop loading yourself and go bit by bit… You will get there!” – Israelmore Ayivor

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16. “If you don’t have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life.” – Sylvester Stallone

Mountain captions for instagram Photo taken in →The Old Man of Storr

17. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” – Harley King

dreams sayingsPhoto taken in →Wales

18. I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one.” – Sylvester Stallone

19. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

20. “Mountains know the secrets we need to learn. that it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” – Unknown

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21. “Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up” – Tyler Knott

22. “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top” – Unknown

Mountain climbers quotes

23. “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.

mountain quotesPhoto taken in Peak District

24. The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows. – Sam Cummings

25. “As a professional climber, that’s the question you always get: Why, why, why? It’s an ineffable thing; you can’t describe it.” – Jimmy Chin

26. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb”
– Greg Child

climbers quotesPhoto taken in →Wales

27. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

climbing quotes Andy RooneyPhoto taken in →Wales

28. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddam mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

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29. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

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30. “The climb speaks to our character, but the view, I think, to our souls.” – Lori Lansens

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31. “You can never feel the real power of the mountains until you start climbing their summits!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

32. “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.”
– Conrad Anker

Photo taken in →Wales

33. “To see what others can not… You must climb the mountain” ― Ron Akers

34. “The best view comes after the hardest climb” – Author unknown

climbers sayingsPhoto taken in UK

Beautiful mountain quotes

35. “Mountains slowly change, but they will always be there, defining Freedom.” – Foster Kinn

freedom quote Foster KinnPhoto taken in →Wales

36. “Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. ” – Richard M. Nixon

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37. “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir

John Muir quotesPhoto taken in →Wales

38. “Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks”
– Munia Khan

39. “Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” – William Shakespeare

Life mountain quotes

40. “Mountains are like the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter who anyone is or what they do.” – Jimmy Chin

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41. The sea tells you everything will be fine. The mountains tell you it doesn’t matter anyway.”
– Adeel Ahmed Khan

42. “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.” –John Lubbock

43.“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

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44. “The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.” – Jeanne Moreau

45. “Throw me to the mountains, I’ll be at peace as long as I will live.”
– Shashank Rayal

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46. “I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.” – Mark Obmascik

47. “It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” – the three rules of mountaineering

48. “I am never lost in the mountains it is where I found myself.” – Lee Hiller

Mountain lovers quotes

49. “Trust me, there are things in this mountain that will make your jaw bounce off the floor.” – Jaleigh Johnson

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50. “And into the mountains I go to lose my mind and find my soul” – John Muir

51. “In the mountains, you are sometimes invited, sometimes tolerated, and sometimes told to go home.” – Fred Beckey

52. “Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!” – Nyki Mack

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53. “I take all day to climb mountains and then spend about 10 minutes at the top admiring the view.” – Sebastian Thrun

54. “Mountains are the only stars we can reach by walking!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

55. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

56. “Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.” – Edmund Hillary

57. “I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.” – Julian Lennon

Funny mountain quotes

58. “I couldn’t work out how to get home. Someone moved the mountains.” – Rachel Hartman

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59. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Rannulph Fiennes

60. “Mountains make me believe that nothing can be bigger than nature, not even human ego.” – Jay Kumar Singh

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61. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.”- Dag Hammerskjold

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62. “In the mountains there are only two grades: you can either do it, or you can’t.” – Rusty Baillie

mountains quotesPhoto taken in Peak District

63. “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” – Amit Kalantri

64. “The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.” – Marianne Williamson

Long quotes

65. “Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more.” – Victoria Erickson

mountain quotesPhoto taken in Shropshire Hills, England

66. “You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.” – Rene Daumal

67. “You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds themountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.” – Lito Tejada-Flores

68. “When the wind calls, you know, that somewhere in the mountains, it has found the answers that you were looking for. The pull of the horizon overcomes the inertia of reason…And you just have to go.” – Vikram Oberoi

69. “When you stand at the bottom of the mountain and look up at the mountaintop, the path looks hard and stony, and the top is obscured by clouds. But when you reach the top and you look down, you realize that there are a thousand paths that could have brought you to that place.”- Roz Savage

70. “Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life.” – Craig D Lounsbrough

Looking for more inspiration? Check out my collection of best →travel quotes!


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