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45 Inspirational Mountain Quotes

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Just spending time in the mountains can be inspirational. We love to hike in mountains around the world and it is especially when on multi-day mountain hikes that we let go of the outside world and focus on the present. This list of the best inspirational mountain quotes will inspire you to get out and spend time in the mountains.

We quit our jobs over 10 years ago and have been travelling ever since and during that time we make a point of getting into the mountains and enjoying nature at its best whenever we can. We have paired our favourite inspirational quotes about mountains with our favourite mountain photos.

There are all different types of mountain quotes so if you are looking for something other than inspiring we have a list of the Best Mountain Quotes as well as for the following specific mountain quotes:

We have found that sometimes we get back from the mountains with amazing pictures and are at a bit of a loss for what to use as a caption on social media. If this happens to you as well, we also have a list of the best mountain captions to help you out.

Check out our list of Short Inspirational Quotes.

The Best Inspirational Mountain Quotes

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” -Dr. Seuss

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

“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” ― Friedrich Neitszche

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

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“Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face.” – Idowu Koyenikan

“As a mountain you can’t grow, but as a human I can.” – Edmund Hillary

“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.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot

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

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

“Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.” -Andy Andrews

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“The hardest mountain to climb is the one within.” – J. Lynn

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

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

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

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“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

“Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years.” – John C. Maxwell

“The farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you!” -Mehmet Murat ildan

“One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books” – John Muir

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” – Anatoli Boukreev

“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

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“So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear.” – Wu Ming-Yi

“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary

“No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.” – Chinese Proverb

“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” – Friedrich Neitszche

“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem – he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.” – William Arthur Ward

“Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.” – Swami Vivekananda

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“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

“Mountains know 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.” – Tyler Knott

“You often hear people speaking as if life was like striving upward toward a mountain peak. That is not so. Life is as if you were traveling a ridge crest. You have the gulf of inefficiency on one side and the gulf of wickedness on the other, and it helps not to have avoided one gulf if you fall into the other.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.” – John Amatt

“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

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

“Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.” – Dale T. Mortensen

“When faced with a large project, remember you move a mountain one stone at a time.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” – Loris Malaguzzi

“Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.” – Thomas W. Higginson

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

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“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.” – Henry David Thoreau

“It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” – Herbert A. Simon

“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

“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston

“There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.” – J. Sheridan Le Fanu

“One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.” – Rene Daumal

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“You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you don’t climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional.” – Mark Udall

“Women need opportunity and encouragement. If a girl can climb mountains, she can do anything positive within her field of work.” – Samina Baig

And there you have it! Our list of the best inspirational quotes about the mountains. We hope you found one that inspires you.

We tend to stick close to mountains while walking or on a hike. If this sounds familiar you might want to take a look at our lists of the best hiking quotes, hiking captions for Instagram, climbing mountains quotes, funny hiking quotes, funny hiking captions and trekking quotes. Check them out!

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including the sun, waterfalls, sunsets , forests, rivers, lakes, trees, mountains, the sea, sunshine and sunrise.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any mountain inspirational quotes that should be added.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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