137 Short Mountain Quotes To Inspire Your Adventures

Short Mountain Quotes For Adventure Lovers

From early humans to modern explorers, hikers and climbers, mountains have always managed to intrigue onlookers. There is something special about mountains. They intimidate and inspire us at the same time. Several great thinkers and writers have to say so much about mountains. In this article, we have put together a beautiful collection of short mountain quotes with graphics.

The quotes are segregated into different sections so that you can easily browse through any particular section. Furthermore, there is a separate section dedicated to John Muir’s quotes.

John Muir was a famous American naturalist, fondly remembered for his contribution to the protection of wild spaces. His persistent efforts to save Yosemite Valley led to the creation of Yosemite National Park in 1890.

Whether you are looking for mountain quotes to fuel your adventures or to caption your photos, we have got you covered. Go through our list of 130+ short mountain quotes and choose the perfect quote for you.

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List of Short Mountain Quotes

Inspiring Mountain Quotes

1. “It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.” — William Arthur Ward

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

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

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4. “We cannot lower the mountain, therefore we must elevate ourselves” — Todd Skinner

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

6. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” — Dag Hammarskjold

7. “Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.” — Muhammad Ali

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

9. “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

10. “These mountains were here long before I was born and will be here long after I am gone.” — Unknown

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

12. “Beyond the mountains, more mountains.” — Haitian proverb

13. “Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.” — William Arthur Ward

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

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

16. “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

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

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

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

20. “Kid, you’ll move mountains.” Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

24. “Move mountains in such a way that there will be no mountains to move.” — Tamerlan Kuzgov

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

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

Mountain View Quotes

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

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

29. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” — Unknown

30. “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

The climb speaks to our character, but the view I think to our souls - one of the best short mountain quotes

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

32. “All mountain landscapes hold stories: the ones we read, the ones we dream, and the ones we create.” — Michael Kennedy

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

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

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

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Climb Mountain Quotes

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

37. “When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.” — Dan May

38. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” — David McCullough Jr.

39. “When life gives you mountains put on your boots and hike.” — Unknown

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One of The Best Short Mountain Quotes

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

41. “Climbing is my art; I get so much joy and gratification from it.” — Jimmy Chin

42. “There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.” — Alex Lowe

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

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

45. “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it.” — William Arthur Ward

46. “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

47. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” — Jack Kerouac

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

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

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

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

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

53. “Climbing is as close as we can come to flying.” — Margaret Young

54. “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” — John Wanamaker

55. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” — Yvon Chouinard

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

57. “To aim for the highest point is not the only way to climb a mountain.” — Nan Shepherd

58. “You never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional.” — Mark Udall

59. “Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.” — Bear Grylls

60. “You can’t climb up a mountain with downhill thoughts.” — Unknown

61. “I ascended the mountains to hear the voice of God, and was answered in echoes from afar.” — Meeta Ahluwalia

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

63. He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

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Mountain Top Quotes

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

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

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

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

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68. “I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.” — Wislawa Szymborska

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

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

71. “You have to conquer every obstacle, before you can reach the top of the mountain.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

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

73. “The deepest sea has a bottom, the highest mountain has a summit.” — Chinese Proverb

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

John Muir Quotes About Mountains

75. “The mountains are calling and I must go.”

76. “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.”

77. “Wherever we go in the mountains, or indeed in any of God’s wild fields, we find more than we seek.”

78. “One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.”

79. “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”

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80. “Going to the mountains is going home.”

81. “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.”

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

83. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”

84. “Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.”

85. “Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.”

86. “Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing”

87. “I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains.”

Mountain Travel Quotes

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

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

90. “I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.” — Brian Andreas

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

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

93. “We are in the world where the longing mountains are the most grounded.” — Sorin Cerin

94. “I think, every time I am on the mountain, I am just so thankful to be there.” Chloe Kim

95. “Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.” — Robert Macfarlane

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

Quotes About Mountains And Clouds

97. “May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” — Edward Abbey

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

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

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

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

Mountain Life Quotes

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

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

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

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

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106. “Life is a mountain of solvable problems, and I enjoy that.” — James Dyson

107. “Sometimes in life, we don’t get to choose the mountain; it chooses us. “ — Neal McCoy

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

109. “Life’s a climb. But the view is great.” — Miley Cyrus

110. “Mountain top: the place where life finds the purest meaning of freedom.” — Vinicius Montgomery

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111. “Coffee, Mountains, Adventure” — Unknown

112. “If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.” — Unknown

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

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

115. “Hike more. Worry Less.” — Unknown

116. “What are men to rocks and mountains?” — Jane Austen

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

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

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

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

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

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

123. “If you need me, you can find me in the mountains” — Unknown

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

125. “Moving rocks today strengthens you for moving mountains tomorrow.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

126. “The mountain affords perspective.” — Thomas Lloyd Qualls

127. “Life should have more mountains and less stress.” — Unknown

128. “The pure, dry mountain air is the elixir of life. ” — Isabella Bird

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

130. “Leave the road, take the trails.” — Pythagoras

131. “The greatest joy in climbing is to be in charge of one’s own destiny”. — Chris Bonnington

132. “That girl, she’s going to move mountains.” — Unknown

133. “Life is better in hiking boots.” — Unknown

Quotes on Mountain and Peace

134. “Be like a mountain; do not let anything disturb your inner peace.” — Debasish Mridha

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

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

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

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