I have very large ideas of the mineral wealth of our Nation. I believe it practically inexhaustible. It abounds all over the western country, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific, and its development has scarcely commenced. Immigration, which even the war has not stopped, will land upon our shores hundred of thousands more per year from overcrowded Europe. I intend to point them to the gold and silver that waits for them in the West. Tell the miners from me, that I shall promote their interests to the utmost of my ability; because their prosperity is the prosperity of the Nation, and we shall prove in a very few years that we are indeed the treasury of the world.
— Abraham Lincoln
Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the rocky mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.
— Joseph Smith, Jr. rocky mountains quote
On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!
— Jules Verne
Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men.
— Mary Harris Jones
Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
— rocky mountains quotation by William Shakespeare