Mountain Sayings and Quotes

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

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold
The best view comes after the hardest climb. Vanessa Gendoma
If you don't have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life. Sylvester Stallone
Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life's next peak. Andy Andrews
This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly. Bridget Asher
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows. Sam Cummings
The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another. Marianne Williamson
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. Richard M. Nixon
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity John Muir
The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir
I've realised that at the top of the mountain, there's another mountain. Andrew Garfield
Ever since a small boy, I have loved just to look at the mountains, to see them in different lights and from different angles, to feel their rough rock under my fingers and the breath of the winds against my feet. I am in love with the mountains. Wilfrid Noyce
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. Friedrich Nietzsche
You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves. Lito Tejada-Flores
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. Victor Hugo
The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. Rabindranath Tagore
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. Wilma Rudolph
A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching. Swami Sivananda
To me a mountain is a buddha. think of the patience, hundreds of thousands of years just sittin there bein perfectly perfectly silent and like praying for all living creatures in that silence and just waitin for us to stop all our frettin and foolin. Jack Kerouac
Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born. Jack Kerouac
If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home. Vera Nazarian
How do you fight against a mountain? How do you move it when you don't even have a shovel? Maybe you don't have to move it. Maybe you have to climb it. Alexandra Bracken
In the mountains you never leave anyone behind. For any reason. That's the way it is, and that's the way it has to be. Luca D'Andrea
The mountain is no longer alone; the trees support it. Charles of Leusse
Whether in the valley of despair, the mountain peak of victory, or somewhere in-between, we are called to maintain a constant, stable connection to God Almighty. Jeremy Gove
To be able to enjoy the pleasure of a descend from a mountaintop, something should take you to the top of the mountain in the first place. Your work – the roll of the rock takes you to the mountaintop. Nesta Erskine
Mountain’s realization comes through the details of the breath, mountain appears in each step. Joan Halifax
Mountain then lives inside our bones, inside our heart-drum. It stands like a huge mother in the atmosphere of our minds. Joan Halifax
Mountain draws ancestors together in the form of clouds. Joan Halifax