In only one or two lines of concise language, quotes can convey humor, stoke our motivation, cause a sentimental sigh, and inspire greatness. The following 20 hiking quotes will make you smile, motivate you to get off the couch, and mentally fuel your next trek.
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“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
~ Jack Kerouac
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
~ John Muir
No Pain, No Rain, No Maine
~ Incessant, but accurate Appalachian Trail saying
“Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”
~ Anatoli Boukreev
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”
~ Raymond Inmon
“I think,” said Christopher Robin, “that we ought to eat all our provisions now, so we won’t have so much to carry.”
~ A,A. Milne
“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.”
~ Diane Spicer
“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”
~ Vince Lombardy
“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.”
~ Hermann Buhl
“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.”
~ G.M. Trevelyan
“Fall down seven times and stand up eight.”
~ Japanese Proverb
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
~ David McCullough Jr.
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
~ Gary Snyder
“If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.”
“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure”
~ Bob Bitchin
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
~ Muhammad Ali
“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.”
~ Cindy Ross
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Quotes to live by and enjoy life – also my hiking-days are over – memories are strong….
This was an awesome idea to put all of these in one place. Thank you!!! And Muhammad Ali rocks on……………………………..
I love quotes! Many of these get me fired up or at a minimum reflective.
I like the attitude one and such a cute picture of the 2 of you!
Actually, I really like them all. Thanks for posting.
Haha – yes, that was definitely an attitude day 🙂
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost.