100+ Secret Mountain Quotes and Mountain Captions

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100+ Secret Mountain Quotes and Mountain Captions

I’ve put together this list of mountain quotes to inspire you to take your next adventure.

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I used to be a beach person and even wrote a post on beach quotes which you can check out but living in New Zealand I have the best of beaches and the best of mountains.

And of course this list starts off with the famous kiwi who scaled Mt Everest – Sir Edmond Hilary’s Climb the mountains quotes.  (Isn’t it crazy what’s happening on Everest now with all those people waiting to summit and dying there while waiting.  What would Edmond Hilary say to that.)

 

But don’t worry I have include John Muir Mountain quotes and other famous mountain quotes in the list including my favorite Dr Suess Quote.  I love how John Muir wrote so much about the Mountains in California.  I really cannot wait to do a rode trip there soon and especially visit Yosemite where a lot of his inspiration comes from for his mountain quotes.

Climb the mountain quotes – hiking quotes by Sir Edmond Hilary

Sir Edmond Hilary is a New Zealand icon and for good reason.  I really enjoyed putting together this list of his most famous quotes.

Sir Edmund Hillary (1919 – 2008) was an explorer and mountain climber. Together with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, he was the first to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. He was 88 when he passed away in 2008.

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“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

“I think I mainly climb mountains because I get a great deal of enjoyment out of it. I never attempt to analyze these things too thoroughly, but I think that all mountaineers do get a great deal of satisfaction out of overcoming some challenge which they think is very difficult for them, or which perhaps may be a little dangerous.” – Edmund Hillary

”Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain.” – Edmund Hillary

“Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.” – Edmund Hillary

“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.” – Edmund Hillary

“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

“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it.” – Edmund Hillary

“While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.” – Edmund Hillary

“If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.” –Edmund Hillary

John Muir Quotes on Mountains

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“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news” – John Muir

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

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir, The Mountains of California

“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” ― John Muir, Our National Parks

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news” ― John Muir

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” ― John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” ― John Muir, The Mountains of California

“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us, God.” – John Muir

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

“The coniferous forests of the Yosemite Park, and of the Sierra in general, surpass all others of their kind in America, or indeed the world, not only in the size and beauty of the trees, but in the number of species assembled together, and the grandeur of the mountains they are growing on.” – John Muir

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news” – John Muir

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

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

“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” – John Muir

Quotes about the mountains

“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.” — Paulo Coelho

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“How wild it was, to let it be.” — Cheryl Strayed

“Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.” – Bear Grylls

“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

“I think, every time I’m on the mountain, I’m just so thankful to be there.” – Chloe Kim

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

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

“You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high.” – Paulo Coelho

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau

“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley

“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.” – Tennessee Williams

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

Famous Quotes about mountains

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“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” – Khalil Gibran

“Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud.“ – Sylvia Plath

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.” – Pink

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

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being” ― Ansel Adams

“Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field.” – Paulo Coelho

“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.” – Paulo Coelho

“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr.

“There are far better things ahead than the ones we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

Everyday quotes on mountains view quotes – use for Mountain Captions on Instagram

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“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

“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.” – Janice Anderson

“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.” – Victoria Erikson

“Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like a yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast for ever and ever.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.”

“When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Short quotes with mountains

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“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway

“Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin

“Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke

“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert W. Service

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

“All good things are wild and free.”

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

“Hike more. Worry Less.”

Conclusion – My favorite Mountain Quotes

I hope you have enjoyed this list of mountain quotes and mountain captions. I’ve had a lot of fun putting it all together and will use it on my next trip to the Bhutan! I know some mountain quotes can be corny but I’ve tried to put together my favorite quotes about the mountains that are quotes about the mountains by famous people.

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