101 Mountain Man Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Mountain Man Quotes (Best in 2024)

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

The man of humanity delights in mountains — Confucius

It is only in the mountains that I can fully appreciate my existence as a man in America, and my own native land — Martin Delany

A man climbs a mountain because it is there. An artist makes a work of art because it is not there. — Carl Andre

A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul. — Juvenal

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. — William Blake

If you’re a man at night, you’ve got to be a man in the morning. — Ryan Lochte

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous. — Reinhold Messner

The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is. [...] A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza. — Herman Cain

Racing and hunting excite man's heart to madness. — Lao Tzu

Short Mountain Man Quotes

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  • The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. — William Faulkner
  • The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. — Confucius
  • You won't find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains. — Hunter S. Thompson
  • A man who wants to make a relationship work will move mountains to keep the woman he loves — Greg Behrendt
  • Going to the mountains is going home. — John Muir
  • It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • The man who hunts a deer does not gaze at the mountains. — Takeda Nobushige
  • A mountain man tries to live with the country instead of against it. — Louis L'Amour
  • Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach. — John Muir
  • When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself. — Unknown

Mountain Man Image Quotes

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Mountain man quote by Confucius

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

Mountain man quote A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountai
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.

Mountain Drive Quotes

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With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains. — Dwayne Johnson

Part of the magic of the experience lay in the sheer beauty of the setting: the breathtaking sight of the high mountains, the sweep of the sky, the panorama of the great valley. The beauty drives you out of the self for a moment - so that for this time, the self is not. — Joseph Jaworski

When one drives away the negligent through vigilance, he climbs the heights of wisdom, and can see the suffering masses. Serene, you look upon the lost like one that stands on a mountain sees those that stand upon the plain. — Gautama Buddha

Mountain man quote The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.
The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend. — David Trimble

I have spent--or wasted--my life around motor racing: driving, promoting, and writing about what Ernest Hemingway once linked with mountain climbing and bull fighting as the only true sports. The rest, he sniffed, are merely games. — Brock Yates

I had 13 weeks off and I would pack up the family and drive to some mountain retreat where we could be together and fish all day. I loved it. I needed it. — Perry Como

Mountain man quote The outside of a mountain is good for inside of a man.
The outside of a mountain is good for inside of a man.

To me my father is my hero, my mountain and my drive. — Kim Young-kwang

I don't buy into that whole concept of success that I have this mountain with this moat around it and then I get into my big car and drive to my destination and never see people. That's not my concept of success. — Lauryn Hill

With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains. I know. I've done it. — Dwayne Johnson

I love as you come into Paris, you've got the Arch de Triomphe and all that crazy traffic. Then I love the drive from Paris down to Antibes and you veer off east in through the Alps and you come into the south of France on the mountain road as opposed to the freeway. — Luke Goss

Mountain Hiker Quotes

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Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. — John Muir

The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends. — Tom Brown, Jr.

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

Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. — Ed Viesturs

After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value. — G. M. Trevelyan

For every hiker, climber or canoeist who gets into trouble, there are thousands more who don't. Peter Bronski's compelling account of misadventures in the Adirondacks is a necessary corrective for those who go into the mountains unwary of the dangers. — Jim Wickwire

Wild Man Quotes

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

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Every man has a wild beast within him. — Frederick the Great

As long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes and a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run. — Sigurd F. Olson

Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts. Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but youre more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark! — Ted Danson

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. — James A. Froude

When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return them to what is already theirs. For man cannot give wild animals freedom, they can only take it away. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

That wild beast which lives in man and does not dare to show itself until the barriers of law and custom have been removed, was now set free. — Ivo Andric

The Hank Williams Syndrome: Come to Nashville, write some good songs, cut some hit records, make money, take all the drugs you can and drink all you can, become a wild man and all of a sudden die. — Waylon Jennings

What do you mean, I'm a wild front man! I'm jumping all over, I do the dance moves. — Layne Staley

There are few wild beasts more to be dreaded than a talking man having nothing to say. — Jonathan Swift

Strong Man Quotes

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A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. — John C. Maxwell

A revolutionary woman can't have no reactionary man. If he's not about liberation, if he's not about struggle, if he ain't about building a strong Black family, if he ain't about building a strong Black nation, then he ain't about nothing. — Assata Shakur

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think. — Mark Twain

Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman. — Benito Mussolini

As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness! — Leon Trotsky

The lifting up of the woman does not require the tearing down of the man. In fact, a strong woman appreciates a strong man. Conversely, a strong man is not intimidated by a strong woman. — T. D. Jakes

Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible. — John Steinbeck

Nothing is impossible for a man with a strong will. The possible is in store only for a man who loves the future. There is no word "impossible" in the Korean language. — Kim Jong Il

I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone — Katharine Hepburn

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More Mountain Man Quotes

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It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve - the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman. — Oscar Niemeyer

I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains. — Bill Mauldin

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

The mountains have rules. they are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men. A mountain is sincere. The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul. — Walter Bonatti

I know men and women. An honourable man is an honourable man, and a liar is a liar; both are born and not made. One cannot change to the other any more than that same old leopard can change its spots. After a man tells a woman the first untruth of that sort, the others come piling thick, fast, and mountain high. — Gene Stratton-Porter

I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur. — Edmund Hillary

It is a fine thing to be out on the hills alone. A man can hardly be a beast or a fool alone on a great mountain. — Francis Kilvert

The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas. Tolerant like the sky, all-pervading like sunlight, firm like a mountain, supple like a tree in the wind, he has no destination in view and makes use of anything life happens to bring his way. — Lao Tzu

The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. — Zhuangzi

Resolve says, 'I will.' The man says, 'I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too far, too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying.' — Jim Rohn

Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain, For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain. America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea. — George Carlin

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. — George William Curtis

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. — George William Curtis

The north German does not go in for extremes. He has broader horizons than the men from the mountains of Bavaria and Austria. — Karl Donitz

Man is not himself only...He is all that he sees; all that flows to him from a thousand sources...He is the land, the lift of its mountain lines, the reach of its valleys. — Mary Hunter Austin

The wise man admires water, the kind man admires mountains. The wise man moves, the kind man rests. The wise man is happy, the kind man is firm. — Confucius

We bury the men who do the nation's creative work under layers of administrators and mountains of memoranda. We shrivel creativity by endless frustrations. — Hyman Rickover

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. — Confucius

When the prophet, a complacent fat man, Arrived at the mountain-top He cried: "Woe to my knowledge! I intended to see good white lands And bad black lands— But the scene is grey. — Stephen Crane

Out of Frederic Remington's Sundown Leflare graved on the mantel. Sundown and another mountain man cooked and ate their supper. "Then," says Remington, "they sat down with the greatest philosopher on earth - the fire." — J. Frank Dobie

The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken. — E. M. Forster

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. — Adlai E. Stevenson

There is a solitude, which each and every one of us has always carried with him, more inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea; the solitude of self. Our inner being, which we call ourself, no eye nor touch of man or angel has ever pierced. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript. — Aleister Crowley

The mark of an educated man is not in his boast that he has built his mountain of facts and has stood on top of it, but in his admission that there may be other peaks in the same range with men on top of them, and that, though their views of the landscape may be different from his, they are none the less legitimate. — E. J. Pratt

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 man coming back from the hard mountain trip is a wiser being, calmer and radiating inside. I'd say momentary liberated. — Wojciech Kurtyka

In the mythic tradition, the Mountain is the bond between Earth and Sky. Its solitary summit reaches the sphere of eternity, and its base spreads out in manifold foothills into the world of mortals. It is the way by which man can raise himself to the divine and by which the divine can reveal itself to man. — Rene Daumal

By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us. — Robert Macfarlane

The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains. — Ernest Hello

Every man needs to find a peak, a mountain top or a remote island of his own choosing that he reaches under his own power alone in his own good time. — Alain Gerbault

So this is what it's about? This is your mature response to go off into the mountains rather than talking about it and have s'mores with a gnome and a mountain man." "Yep" "What's your plan for tomorrow? Brunch with a unicorn? — Ilona Andrews

A single man of one, only pebbles can be moved, but many men together, stands no mountain that can't move. — Robert M. Hensel

Living a life is much like climbing mountains-the summits are always further off than you think, but when a man has a goal, he always feels he's working toward something. — Louis L'Amour

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