Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth.
This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
Duty is heavy as a mountain but Death is lighter than a feather.
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It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Don't climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains that you can see the world.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top.
Then you will see how low it was.
The heights charm us, but the steps do not;
with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.
You can't move mountains by whispering at them.
More look up and admire the stars. A champion climbs a mountain and grabs one.
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.
For every mountain there is a miracle.
Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.
What are men to rocks and mountains?
When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view.
You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.
The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
I'm in my prime. There's no goal too far, no mountain too high.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds;
High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
To live only for some future goal is shallow.
It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe.
Take it from a guy: If you're in love with somebody, you will swim the stream, you will climb the mountain, you will slay the dragon. You're going to get to her somehow, some way.
The man at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.
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.
Sometimes you wonder how you got on this mountain. But sometimes you wonder, How will I get off?
Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
I feel like I'm on top of the world. Honestly, I feel like I've climbed a very giant mountain, and I'm just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarified air.
Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.
Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.
Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
Their humble dwellings were of their own rearing;
it was they themselves who had broken in their little fields; from time immemorial, far beyond the reach of history, had they possessed their mountain holdings.
Did you know you had that much power? You can move mountains.
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place. But Im not concerned about that now. I just want to do Gods will. And Hes allowed me to go up to the mountain. And Ive looked over, and Ive seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
What do we want with this vast, worthless area? This region of savages and wild beasts, of deserts of shifting sands and whirlwinds of dust, of cactus and prairie dogs? To what use could we ever hope to put these great deserts, or those endless mountain ranges, impenetrable and covered to their very base with eternal snow? What can we ever hope to do with the western coast, a coast of three thousand miles, rock-bound, cheerless, uninviting, and not a harbor on it? What use have we for this country?
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
Like childhood, old age is irresponsible, reckless, and foolhardy.
Children and old people have everything to gain and nothing much to lose. It's middle-age which is cursed by the desperate need to cling to some finger-hold halfway up the mountain, to conform, not to cause trouble, to behave well....
This mesa plain had an appearance of great antiquity, and of incompleteness;
as if, with all the materials for world-making assembled, the Creator had desisted, gone away and left everything on the point of being brought together, on the eve of being arranged into mountain, plain, plateau. The country was still waiting to be made into a landscape.
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 conscience is the most flexible material in the world.
Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.
What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before? To call such activity progress is utter delusion. We may succeed in altering the face of the earth until it is unrecognizable even to the Creator, but if we are unaffected wherein lies the meaning?
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain.
An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.
For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
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.
There is a sacred horror about everything grand.
It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
To see life from the perspective of intuition is to have vision.
To see life from the perspective of intuition is to see life from the perspective of wholeness. It is to understand that life is basically one and that we are part of life. While the intellect can only see the details, intuition sees the whole. To see life from the perspective of intuition is like looking at life from the summit of the mountain, whereas seeing life only from the perspective of intellect is like looking at life from the foot of the mountain. Through learning to listen to our intuition, we learn to be in contact with the Whole.