There is nothing like venturing into the mountains surrounded by giants of nature. Practice reaching the peak, epic scenes along the way, feeling weightless while skiing, feeling awe as you dive into the woods. Mountains have the power to represent our basic emotions and feelings.
So it’s no surprise that life is often compared to the mountain, with its many ups and downs and challenges. Perhaps this is why the quotes about the mountains resonate with so many of us. I know I can personally relate to a lot of these mountain quotes!
Whether you’re looking for quotes to inspire your next adventure, some inspirational and motivational quotes to get you going, or a mountain commentary on Instagram, this list of the best mountain quotes has you covered!
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Short Mountain Quotes
♠ “Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.” – Dee Brown
♠ “How wild it was to let it be.” – Cheryl Strayed
♠ “Life is better in hiking boots.” – Unknown
♠ “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”– Unknown
♠ “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
♠ “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Unknown
♠ “Hike more. Worry Less.”– Unknown
♠ “Go where you feel most alive.” – Unknown
Short Quotes on Mountains
♠ “If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.” – Unknown
♠ “When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.” – Dan May
♠ “A little more altitude, a little less attitude” – Unknown
♠ “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway
♠ “Coffee, Mountains, Adventure” – Unknown
♠ “All good things are wild and free.” – Unknown
♠ “Go wild, for a while” – Unknown
♠ “Going to the mountains is like going home” – John Muir
Mountain Instagram Captions
♠ “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir
♠ “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs
♠ “When life gives you mountains put on your boots and hike.” – Unknown
♠ “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top” – Unknown
♠ “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay
♠ “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David McCullough Jr.
Captions about Mountains
♠ “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this” – Unknown
♠ “Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
♠ “The most dangerous thing you can do in life plays it safe.’’ – Casey Neistat
♠ “Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
♠ “The climb speaks to our character, but the view, I think, to our souls.” – Lori Lansens
♠ “The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.” – Marianne Williamson
♠ “If you need me, you can find me in the mountains” – Unknown
Quotes About Climbing Mountains
♠ “Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.” – Unknown
♠ “Climbing is my art; I get so much joy and gratification from it.” – Jimmy Chin
♠ “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery of why we climb.” – Greg Child
♠ “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.” – Conrad Anker
♠ “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
♠ “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.
Quotes on Climbing Mountains
♠ “Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.” – Bradley Chicho
♠ “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it.” – William Arthur Ward
♠ “Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” – Loris Malaguzzi
♠ “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
♠ “The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” – Sam Cummings
♠ “You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston
Inspirational Mountain Quotes for Instagram
♠ “Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” – Tyler Knott
♠ “Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.” – Janice Anderson
♠ “Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!” – Nyki Mack
♠ “Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke
♠ “Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.” – Victoria Erikson
Best Caption about Mountains
♠ “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey
♠ “If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.” – Edmund Hillary
♠ “It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
♠ “I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.”― Mark Obmascik
♠ “In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.”– Robert Green Ingersoll
Mountain Captions and View Quotes
♠ “Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks.” – Munia Khan
♠ “I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.” – Julian Lennon
♠ “Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire, and some peace and quiet.” -Brooke Hampton
♠ “And into the mountains, I go to lose my mind and find my soul” – John Muir
♠ “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all-natural scenery.” –John Ruskin
♠ “Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek” – John Muir
Top of Mountain Quotes
♠ “What a glorious greeting the sun gives the mountains” – John Muir
♠ “The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call.” – Angie Weiland-Crosby
♠ “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss
♠ “I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm.” – John Mackey
♠ “I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one.” – Sylvester Stallone
Motivational Mountain Sayings
♠ “When faced with a large project, remember you move a mountain one stone at a time.” – Catherine Pulsifer
♠ “The farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
♠ “Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face.” – Idowu Koyenikan
♠ “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” – Harley King
♠ “There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.” – Alex Lowe
♠ “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books.” – John Lubbock
Mountain Vibes Quotes
♠ “You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.” – Rene Daumal
♠ “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph
♠ “Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” – William Shakespeare
♠ “I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” – Michael Kennedy
Mountain Top Quotes
♠ “The choices we make the lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” – Herbert A. Simon
♠ “When you stand at the bottom of the mountain and look up at the mountaintop, the path looks hard and stony, and the top is obscured by clouds. But when you reach the top and you look down, you realize that there are a thousand paths that could have brought you to that place.” – Roz Savage
♠ “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold
♠ “The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.” — Paulo Coelho
Quotes About Mountains and Love
♠ “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” – Khalil Gibran
♠ “The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.“– Robert M. Pirsig
♠ “I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.” – Andrew Garfield
♠ “The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.” – Jeanne Moreau
♠ “Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.” – Robert Macfarlane
♠ “I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter, and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life, not as a competition.” – Shannon L. Alder
Life Quotes about Mountains
♠ “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
♠ “Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.” – Werner Herzog
♠ “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot
♠ “It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.” – William Arthur Ward
♠ “Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.” – William Arthur Ward
Quotes for Mountain View
♠ “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
♠ “Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.” – Bear Grylls
♠ “Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.” – Swami Vivekananda
♠ “The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.” ― Thomas Wolfe
♠ “Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain.” – Edmund Hillary
Quotes about Mountaineering
♠ “So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear.” – Wu Ming-Yi
♠ “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” – Amit Kalantri
♠ “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl
♠ “No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.” – Chinese Proverb
♠ “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake
♠ “If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.” – Wilfrid Noyce
Mountain Related Quotes
♠ “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains”– Jeffrey Rasley
♠ “Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like a yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast forever and ever.” – Charles Spurgeon
♠ “There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of wild and undefined misgivings.” – J. Sheridan Le Fanu
♠ “Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
Mountain Quotes Funny
♠ Right up your valley.
♠ Canyon help me out?
♠ From crags to riches.
♠ Mount your blessings.
♠ Action-peaked adventure.
♠ Don’t sweat the tall stuff.
♠ The Climb Minister.
♠ Mount me in!
♠ Three hikes and you’re out.
♠ Hill out.
Funny Mountain Puns
♠ The mountain of youth.
♠ Let’s play hide and seek.
♠ This is in mount condition.
♠ You need to change your attitude.
♠ Ain’t no mountain highland enough.
♠ Let’s tall it a day.
♠ One more climb.
♠ Right as terrain.
♠ Choose whatever you like.
♠ On your hike.
♠ I’m on a winning peak.
I hope you’ve managed to find the perfect mountain quote, I’d love to know which one is your favorite, and if I’ve missed any great quotes about the mountains then please let me know in the comments below.