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32 Mountains Quotes

Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings

Bible Quotes

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Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains; They crown'd him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Manfred (act I, sc. 1, l. 62)

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What is the voice of strange command Calling you still, as friend calls friend, With love that cannot brook delay, To rise and follow the ways that wend Over the hills and far away.

William Ernest Henley Quotes , Source: Rhymes and Rhythms (1)

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Because it's there.

George Leigh Mallory Quotes , Source: on being asked why we wanted to climb Mt. Everest, in "New York Times", Mar. 18, 1923

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Then the Omnipotent Father with his thunder made Olympus tremble, and from Ossa hurled Pelion.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (I)

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I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.

Og Mandino Quotes

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To pile Pelion upon Olympus. [Lat., Pelion imposuisse Olympo.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Odes (bk. III, 4, 52)

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Over the hills, and over the main, To Flanders, Portugal, or Spain; The Queen commands, and we'll obey, Over the hills and far away.

George Farquhar Quotes , Source: The Recruiting Officer (act II, sc. 2)

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In the mountains, the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that you must have long legs

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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Mountains appear more lofty, the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular

Marguerite Blessington Quotes

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Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky.

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 4)

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'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 7)

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Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations, who had else Like kindred drops been mingled into one.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 17)

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To make a mountain of a mole-hill.

Sir Henry Ellis Quotes , Source: Original Letters--Second Series (p. 312)

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Over the hills and far away.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The Beggar's Opera (act I, sc. 1)

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Round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 192)

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Well, we knocked the bastard off!

Edmund Hillary Quotes , Source: on being first to climb Mt. Everest in 1953, "Nothing Venture, Nothing Win" (1975) ch. 10

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Heav'd on Olympus tottering Ossa stood; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 387), (Pope's translation)

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What will this boaster produce worthy of this mouthing? The mountains are in labor; a ridiculous mouse will be born. [Lat., Quid dignum tanto feret hic promissor hiatu? Parturiunt montes; nascetur ridiculus mus.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (138)

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Daily with souls that cringe and plot, We Sinais climb and know it not.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal (prelude to pt. I)

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Going to the mountains is going home.

George Leigh Mallory Quotes , Source: on being asked why we wanted to climb Mt. Everest, in "New York Times", Mar. 18, 1923

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Over the hills and o'er the main, To Flanders, Portugal and Spain, Queen Anne commands and we'll obey, Over the hills and far away.

Old Song Quotes , Source: The Merry Companion (song 173, p. 149)

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