Ladder Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ladder quotes, ladder sayings, and ladder proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge. You have to be able to transcend your knowledge the way people climb a ladder. Thich Nhat Hanh
Always try to get to the top of the ladder, just make sure the ladder is leaning against the right wall. Sapna and Gurj
But 'tis a common proof, / That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, / Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; / But when he once attains the upmost round, / He then unto the ladder turns his back, / Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees, / By which he did ascend. Brutus (Julius Caesar)
There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn't believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb the ladder. Edna Ferber
I was decorating, so I got out my step-ladder. I don't get on with my real ladder. Harry Hill
It's not about climbing another rung up the corporate or social ladder. It's about ditching the ladder for a trampoline if that's what you feel you're meant to do. Victor Ng
Sometimes we worry more about climbing ladders than taking up our cross. Rev. Chris Schoolcraft
There is the ladder, there is the ceiling and there is the paint. If you want the ceiling painted, someone must climb the ladder. Mother Superior (The Red Danube)
Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, / That of our vices we can frame / A ladder, if we will but tread / Beneath our feet each deed of shame! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Stuck on the broken landing / Of a stairway to nowhere / My mood no longer elevated / My spirit remiss of song / Looking over the railing / Into a history that I buried / A ladder appears above me / But when I step—its rungs are gone. Kurt Philip Behm
Ladders are tools. Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder. American Ladder Institute
When climbing a ladder, it is safest to utilize Three Points-of-Contact because it minimizes the chances of slipping and falling from the ladder. At all times during ascent, descent, and working, the climber must face the ladder and have two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand in contact with the ladder steps, rungs and/or side rails. American Ladder Institute