After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
He's the type who makes mountains out of molehills and then sells climbing equipment.
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... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
I kind of entered a flow state. I've been there before while climbing. You are not thinking ahead. You are just thinking about what is in front of you each second.
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Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.
It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that a man is never more a man than when he is striving for what is beyond his grasp.
When you reach the top, keep climbing.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;
leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time.
Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone.
Climbing is unadulterated hard labor.
The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow.
I've done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing - and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!
But each time I seemed to be climbing into a roller coaster and finding myself coming through the downhill run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know.
To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps.
You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;
so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.
The recent gain in the stock market is like climbing half-way up a ditch, which is great, but you're still in the ditch
If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.
Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.
History is only the pattern of silken slippers descending the stairs to the thunder of hobnailed boots climbing upward from below.
Well, Son, I tell you, life for me aint been no crystal stair.
Its been hard and bare and rough places on the floor, But all the while I'se been climbing, and going forth In the dark, cause there ain't been no light. So dont you sit down cause its kinds hard, Dont you quit because its rough Cause you see, I'se still climbing And life for me aint been no crystal stair.
Sensual pleasures are like soap bubbles, sparkling, effervescent.
The pleasures of intellect are calm, beautiful, sublime, ever enduring and climbing upward to the borders of the unseen world.
One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you--suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too'.
Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
I say we are climbing out of a ditch and we are climbing up.
In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster.
I have some close friends I keep in touch with.
I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather's right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing.
Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression.
It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.
I have great people, smart people that are around me and we love the challenge.
I guess it's like climbing a mountain or building a building. It's a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings or presents itself.
When I meet people who say - which they do all of the time - 'I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,' and so forth, I switch off quite early.
Where I live, there's a lot of canyons.
We're climbing constantly - we're like mountain goats. I'm just trying to get better at that.
I was so grateful to have made 'Into the Wild' before I made 'Speed Racer' because on 'Speed Racer' I was indoors every single day, every single scene, on a green screen. Some of the time, just to pass the time, I would think back to climbing mountains in Alaska. That really helped me.
Once I had a better beat, I needed to have an even better one.
And somewhere in that climbing, I lost sight of, sort of, my moral and ethical underpinnings.
I feel like I'm climbing as well, if not better, than ever.
There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower;
the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.
Give me the comma of imperfect striving, thus to find zest in the immediate living. Ever the reaching but never the gaining, ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top.
We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
I think climbing is less a sport and more a hobby, and as such, I think everybody's a beginning climber.
It's the journey toward doing these harder climbs that really gives value to the whole activity of climbing.
Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
Skiing is the pleasurable part of alpinism - way more pleasurable and fun than alpine climbing.
The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this;
What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree~ And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next, and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.
By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools.
I raced supremely well. I felt I was as well fitted to do it as I had ever been, and as perhaps I might ever be. I went climbing three weeks before, because I was feeling fed up with running.
What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I'm not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world.
My life is very exciting now. Nostalgia for what? It's like climbing a staircase. I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind and see the steps. That's where I was. We're here right now. Tomorrow, we'll be someplace else. So why nostalgia?
I'm not thinking about anything when I'm climbing, which is part of the appeal.
I'm focused on executing what's in front of me.
To be clear, I normally climb with a rope and partner.
Free-soloing makes up only a small percentage of my total climbing. But when I do solo, I manage the risk through careful preparation. I don't solo anything unless I'm sure I can do it.