Mountain Quotes: Perfect Mountain Sayings for 2021

Some of our favourite moments have come while we were in the mountains. There is something about mountains that we find awe inspiring. Our love for mountains motivated us to gather all the best mountain quotes and since the list is extensive we separated them into smaller sections that include inspirational mountain quotes, mountain view quotes, funny mountain quotes, top of the mountain quotes, short mountain quotes, quotes about climbing mountains, motivational mountain quotes, mountain adventure quotes, mountain travel quotes, mountain life quotes, mountain love quotes, mountain hiking quotes, and moving mountain quotes. If you are looking for a quote about mountains you will definitely find what you are looking for in one of those lists.

We quit our jobs over 10 years ago and have been travelling ever since and we have often specifically planned our trips to spend time hiking in the mountains such as Nepal, the Canadian Rockies and the Alps. Here we have paired our favourite quotes on mountains with our favourite mountain photos.

We have found that sometimes we get back from the mountains with amazing pictures and are drawing a blank about 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.

So pick the category that interests you most or just start scrolling to find the perfect quotes with mountains.

Mountain Quotes

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

“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.

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

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

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

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

A sharp tall mountain with two alpine lakes below and a top of the mountain quotes that reads I take all day to climb mountains and then spend about 10 minutes at the top admiring the view

“Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.” – George Bernard Shaw

“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

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

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

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

Quotes About Mountains

“The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.” ― Thomas Wolfe

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.” – John Lubbock

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

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” – John Muir

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.” – Thomas Wolfe

“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

“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

Inspirational Mountain Quotes

These are our favourites from our larger list of the Best Inspirational Mountain Quotes.

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Mountain View Quotes

The best quotes from our list of 25 Mountain View Quotes.

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

“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

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

“Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.” – Thomas Campbell

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

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

“This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” – Bridget Asher

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

“There’s a world out there, and you’ve got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime.” – Bill Janklow

“And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth’s shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man’s weak praise should be given God’s attention.” – Donald Miller

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

“Nature is my springboard. From her, I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.” – Milton Avery

Quotes about Mountains and Clouds

If you are looking for more mountains and clouds quotes check out our list of the Best Quotes About Mountains and Clouds.

“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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“The great Rocky Mountains, softly shaded in gray, were submerged in a sea of fluffy white clouds, feathery wisps enveloping the peaks like a kingdom of the air.” – Gina Marinello-Sweeney

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

“among the clouds we shared a cup of tea the mountain and me” – Meeta Ahluwalia

“God begins to paint the clouds in the eastern sky when the mountains butterflies come flying home” – Srinidhi.R

“Gazing out from the mountains, the clouds are whiter, the sky is bluer, the air seeping into your lungs is as clear as the water roaring down from the snow, melting on the high peaks. A place where heaven is a little closer.” – Virginia Alison

“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

“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

“The Sierra Nevada is five hundred miles of rock put right. Granite freed by glaciers and lifted through clouds where water, frozen and fine, has scraped and washed it into a high country so brilliant it brings light into night.” – Willard Wyman

“Sunlight streamed through grumbling storm clouds that played like tiger kittens around the mountain ridges.” – Jane Wilson-Howarth

“Beneath the moon, chilly winds blow through the pines as wisps of clouds arise. So many mountain ridges layer into each other for miles around! The valley stream is quiet and clear — I’m not done with this boundless joy.” – Peter Levitt,

Top of the Mountain Quotes

For more mountain top quotes go to our larger list of the Best Top of the Mountain Quotes.

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

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

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

“I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.” – Andrew Garfield

“Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.” – Bradley Chicho

“Happiness is not at the top of the mountains but in how to climb it.”

“Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there: prestige was earned by tackling the most unforgiving routes with minimal equipment, in the boldest style imaginable.” – Jon Krakauer

“The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” Herbert A. Simon

“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

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

Quotes with Mountains

“Sunrise over the mountain-forest was gorgeous – Aurora brushing out her golden tresses with a comb of dark-needled pine and bare-limbed oak.” – J. Aleksandr Wootton

“What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.” – Victor Hugo

“Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.” – Frank Herbert

“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl

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

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

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“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

“You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” – Stanislaw Lem

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

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

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

“Men climb mountains, scale heights, venture into the unexplored to prove to other men it can be done.” – Mother Angelica

Short Mountain Quotes

Here are our favourites from our list of the Best Short Mountain Quotes.

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

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

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

“It is true that every mountain has four faces, and one tends to know but one.” – Carlos Fuentes

“Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.” – Aleksander Lwow

“Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” – Mary Davis

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” – Anatole France

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

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

“You can’t conquer a mountain, though it may conquer you.” – Jimmy Chin

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

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

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

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.”– Robert Green Ingersoll

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

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” – Jane Austen

“The mountains stand as if they have been there since the beginning of time.” – Foster Kinn

Mountain Captions for Instagram

If you are looking for a caption instead of a quote on mountains look at these, or check out our Mountain Captions for Instagram list.

“Coffee, Mountains, Adventure”

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

“Life is better when you’re surrounded by your best friends in the mountains.”

“I am never lost in the mountains, its where I find myself.”

“All I need is a mountain breeze and tall trees.”

“Take me to the mountains.”

“Climbing my way to bigger and better things.”

“Needed a change of altitude.”

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“Life should have more mountains and less stress.”

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”

“Be like a mountain, aim to touch the sky but stay rooted to the ground”

“Over every mountain, there is a pass, although it may not be seen from the valley”

“Go wild, for a while”

“A little more altitude, a little less attitude”

“If you need me, you can find me in the mountains”

“There’s no time to be bored in world as beautiful as this”

Mountain Climbing Quotes

We also have a longer list of the Best Climbing Mountains Quotes.

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

“There’s no glory in climbing a mountain if all you want to do is to get to the top. It’s experiencing the climb itself – in all its moments of revelation, heartbreak, and fatigue – that has to be the goal.” – Karyn Kusama

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

“You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” – Stanislaw Lem

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

Life is like a mountain. Hard to climb, but once you get to the top, the view is beautiful.”

“Life is like climbing a mountain. Except that seeing the peak doesn’t matter. What really matters is your survival through the journey.”

Motivational Mountain Quotes

“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

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

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

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“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

Funny Mountain Quotes

If these humourous mountain quotes make you smile check out our full Funny Mountain Quotes list. If you are a fan of funny quotes you might also like our funny hiking quotes and funny hiking captions.

“Sometimes, you just need to change your altitude.”

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

“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

“Until further notice, assume that we’re peaking.”

“In a flat country, a hillock thinks itself a mountain.” – Turkish Proverb

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a lift pass.”

“I think I’ve peaked!” – Dean Johnston

“Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.” – Brooke Hampton

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

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“There is no wifi in the mountains, but I promise you will find a better connection.”

“A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.” – Edward Abbey

“When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” – Dan May

“Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” – John Fox

“Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.” – Werner Herzog

“F**k anybody who’d call a hill a mountain and name it after themselves.” – A.D. Aliwat

Quotes on Mountains

“Two peaks, wonderfully akin and compatible in every way, may rise to the clouds but never witness each other’s majesty because of the space between them.” – John Shors

“Emerald slopes became so tall they touched the clouds, and showers painted diamond waterfalls that sluiced down cliff sides.” – Victoria Kahler

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

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“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

“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

“You won’t find reasonable men at the top of tall mountains.” – Hunter S Thompson

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

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

“Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.” – Dee Brown

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

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

“God’s gift to the world are the Trees, Sun, and Mountains” – Roland R Kemler

Mountain Adventure Quotes

“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

“If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.” – Wilfrid Noyce

“It is the mountain that has been calling me, and it’s time to answer.” – Susan Jagannath

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“If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance.” – Peter Benchley

‘’The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’ – Casey Neistat

“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

“Any coward can sit at home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed.” – Charles Lindbergh

“Let’s not mince words: Everest doesn’t attract a whole lot of well-balanced folks. The self-selection process tends to weed out the cautious and the sensible in favor of those who are single-minded and incredibly driven. Which is a big reason the mountain is so dangerous.” – Jon Krakauer

“On climbs, there is a general way we manage fear. We look at things objectively, separating out perceived risk from real risk. You can really bring down the level of fear by knowing the real risks and setting aside the others. You also know that panicking just makes things worse.” – Jimmy ChinFhavictor

Mountain Travel Quotes

“A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time.” – Mencius

“If you want to train for big mountain endeavors, spend time in big mountains.” – Jimmy Chin

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” – Anatole France

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“There aren’t four seasons in Rocky Mountains, but three: summer, winter, and mud.” ― C.J. Box

“I know I can’t own a hilltop, a meadow, or a mountainside. But keeping it a secret somehow makes it mine.” – Joyce Rachelle

“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

“I like geography best because your mountains & rivers know the secret; Pay no attention to borders.” – Brian Andreas

Mountain Life Quotes

“The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble — to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. I produce nothing but words; I consumer nothing but food, a little propane, a little firewood. By being utterly useless in the calculations of the culture at large I become useful, at last, to myself.” – Philip Connors

“Without the energy that lifts mountains, how am I to live?” – Mīrābāī

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.”— Vera Nazarian

“The only Zen you can find on the tops of the mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert M. Pirsig

“I’m primarily concerned with what happens inside a person when they encounter the mountains. When you climb a mountain, you come back down as a different person. We don’t change the mountain by climbing it; we ourselves change.” – Reinhold Messner

“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

“The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.” ― Thomas Wolfe

“A road trip to the mountains where your soul dwells in the echoes of the winds that carry fragments of clouds with them.” – Crestless Wave

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

“The mountains are a demanding, cold place, and they don’t allow for mistakes.” – Conrad Anker

Mountain Love Quotes

“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

“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

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”Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion.” – Robert Macfarlane

“At least now I knew that my heart was wedded to the mountains–to the wild places. It was there, and there alone, that I was whole, contented, and blissful. No relationship, career, or wealth could ever take its place.” – Heather “Anish” Anderson

“I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”

“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

“Love is like a mountain hard to climb. but, once you get in to the top, the view is beautiful.”

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

“My happy place…. The forest, The mountains …. No better place to recharge than in the embrace of mother nature.”

Mountain Hiking Quotes

If you are interested in more hiking quotes check out our Best Hiking Quotes.

“Hike more. Worry Less.”

“The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call.” – Angie Weiland-Crosby

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

“When life gives you mountains, put on your boots and hike.”

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“We don’t stop hiking because we grow old – We grow old because we stop hiking.”– Finis Mitchel

“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

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs

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

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

“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

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

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“I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm.” – John Mackey

“The mountain decides whether you climb or not. The art of mountaineering is knowing when to go, when to stay, and when to retreat.” – Ed Viesturs

Quotes About the Mountains

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

“Clouds come and go, the mountain remains.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

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“There are beautiful clouds below her and there are snow clad mountain peaks emerging from those clouds. The white peaks shining in blue sky among white clouds look like glittering diamonds to her.” –  Ashish Bhardwaj

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

‘’The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’ – Casey Neistat

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” – Jeffrey Rasley

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

“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl

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

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

“No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.” – Emily Kay McCallister

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

“I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition.” – Shannon L. Alder

“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.” – Georges Simenon

Moving Mountains Quotes

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

“You climb mountains with your feet, but can only move them with your soul.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains. I know. I’ve done it.” – Dwayne Johnson

“The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Moving hills prepares you to move mountains.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Mountain peak with snow in the crevices and a moving mountains quote that reads you can't move mountains by whispering at them by Pink

“It is easier to move mountains using God’s hands.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

“Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way.” – Kate Seredy

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius

And there you have it! Our list of the best 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 Instagramclimbing mountains quotesfunny hiking quotesfunny hiking captions and trekking quotes. Check them out!

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including waterfallssunsetsforestsriverslakestreesmountains, and sunset and sunrise.

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

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