My Favorite Short Mountain Quotes | 37 Spectacular Sayings

Mountain quotes have an amazing ability to inspire us and lift our spirits. However, sometimes it’s best to have short mountain quotes you can easily fit on social media or memorize for later. I put together this collection of some of my favorite short mountain quotes for these exact needs. They focus on the beauty of mountains, the challenges of climbing them, and the power they hold over us when we see them for ourselves. I hope you enjoy these short mountain quotes!

My 63 Favorite Short Mountain Quotes

1) “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”– Unknown

2) “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

3) “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

4) “Hike more. Worry Less.”– Unknown

5) “Go where you feel most alive.” – Unknown

6) “Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.” – Dee Brown

7) “How wild it was to let it be.” – Cheryl Strayed

8) “Life is better in hiking boots.” – Unknown

9) “Coffee, Mountains, Adventure” – Unknown

10) “All good things are wild and free.” – Unknown

11) “Go wild, for a while” – Unknown

12) “Going to the mountains is like going home” – John Muir

13) “If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.” – Unknown

14) “When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.” – Dan May

15) “A little more altitude, a little less attitude” – Unknown

16) “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway

17) “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir

18) “Into the mountains I go to lose my mind and find my soul” – John Muir

19) “You don’t need missionaries in Colorado; you got Colorado.” -Trey Parker

20) “What a glorious greeting the sun gives the mountains” – John Muir

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21) “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl

22) “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains”– Jeffrey Rasley

23) “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

24) “What are men to rocks and mountains?” – Jane Austen

25) “Colorado is an oasis, an otherworldly mountain place.” -Brandi Carlile

26) “Sometimes, you just need to change your altitude.” – Unknown

27) “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery.”  -Sylvia Plath

28) “May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

29) “Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin

30) “The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.” – Rabindranath Tagore

31) “To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” – Mary Davis

32) “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

33) “Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.” – Edmund Hillary

34) “The pure, dry mountain air is the elixir of life.” – Isabella Bird

35) “My altars are the mountains and the ocean.” – Lord Byron

36) “Some men see mountains as obstacles. Others as a canvas.” – Richard Paul Evans

37) “Mountains are where heaven meets earth.” – Anita Diament

38) “Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

39) “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir

40) “You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.” – Pink

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41) “Mountains draw you to a deeper place in yourself.” – Joan Bauer

42) “Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” – William Shakespeare

43) “Mountains don’t kill people, they just sit there…” – Ed Viesturs

44) “The mountains themselves call us into greater stories.” – Donald Miller

45) “Without great mountains, we cannot reach great heights.” – Richard Paul Evans

46) “Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.” – Reinhold Messner

47) “Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek.” – John Muir

48) “Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever.” – David R. Brower

49) “One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.” – John Muir

50) “Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.” – John Muir

51) “At last I feel identified with the mountains, clean, cold, hard, detached.” – Anna Kavan

52) “It was the work of the quiet mountains, this torrent of purity at my feet.” – Jack Kerouac

53) “Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

54) “Do not view mountains from the scale of human thought.” – Dogen

55) “On big routes in big mountains, speed equals safety.” – Steve House

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56) “In the mountains of wisdom, no climbing is in vain.” – Nhat Hanh

57) “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake

58) “Freedom gives you the air of the high mountains.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

59) “I don’t know why mountains lift the spirit so. They just do.” – Alex Derr

60) “Mountains define you. You cannot define them.” – May Sarton

61) “Mountains should not be judged by altitude.” – Louis L’Amour

62) “The man of humanity delights in mountains.” – Confucius

63) “In the mountains, there you feel free.” – T. S. Eliot

How To Use These Short Mountain Quotes

There are a ton of different ways you can leverage these quotes. For example, they are perfect for posting on social media, especially Twitter and other channels with word limits. They are also fantastic for using with designs and Instagram captions. I personally write some of these short mountain quotes on post-it notes to keep around me while working. They are great inspirations during tough workdays to keep me moving forward. These are just a few of the different ways you can use these short mountain quotes.

What Are Your Favorite Short Mountain Quotes?

There are a lot of short mountain quotes out there to read and be inspired. This list is just a small sampling of them all. Did I forget to include any of your favorite short mountain quotes? Leave a comment below with any quotes you like, and we might just add them to the list! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoyed my list of short mountain quotes. Safe travels on the trail!

Alex Derr, Creator of The Next Summit

Alex is an Eagle Scout and mountaineer living in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. You can subscribe to his Next Summit Newsletter here.

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My Favorite Short Mountain Quotes | 37 Spectacular Sayings