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Edmund Hillary Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edmund Hillary

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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Self

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

People do not decide to become extraordinary.
They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
- Edmund Hillary

There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.
- Edmund Hillary

 

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius PHOTO

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A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
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You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Offense comes not from the mouth, but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not.
- Bono

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
- Helen Keller

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

Live life on the edge, not with an edge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Life is NOT a constant emergency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
- Burton Hills

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
- Carl Jung


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