60 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Want To Go Hiking

1. How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~ John Muir

2. 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

3. When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. ~ Thornton Wilder

4. When going back makes sense, you are going ahead. ~ Wendell berry

5. The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. ~ John Muir

6. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~ Robert Loius Stevenson

7. Not all those who wander are lost! ~ JRR Tolkien

8. The test of an adventure is that when you’re in the middle of it say to yourself, ‘Oh, now I’ve got myself into an awful mess; I wish…  ~ Thornton Wilder

9.  The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

10. The greatest threat to the planet is the belief someone else will take care of it. ~ Robert Swan

11. It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream. ~ Bern Williams

12. A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are built for. ~ John A. Shedd

13. Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. ~ Chief Seattle

14. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost

15. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~ John Burroughs

16. Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~ Rachel Carson

17. The sense of having one’s life needs at hand, of traveling light, brings with it intense energy and exhilaration. ~ Peter Mathiessen

18. There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won’t. ~Rabindranath Tagore

19. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir

20. Remember to look up to the stars, not down to your feet. ~ Stephen Hawking

21. I don’t want to write about climbing or talk about it, or photograph it; or think about it; all I want to do is do it. ~ Chuck Pratt

22. Do not look to the ground for your next step; greatness lies with those who look to the horizon. ~ Norwegian Proverb

23. None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild. ~ John Muir

24. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~ John Muir

25. As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. ~ John Muir

26. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. ~ T.S. Eliot

27. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~ unknown

28. You can solve anything while out on a run, sometimes the run just has to be a little longer. ~ Krissy Moehl

29. In the woods we return to reason and faith. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. ~ Vesta M. Kelly

31. Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. ~Edward Abbey

32. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

33. We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character. ~ Henry David Thoreau

34. If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. ~ Glenn Clark

35. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide

36. If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, then get out of the vehicle. ~ unknown

37. Earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. When was the last time you did something for the first time? ~ unknown

39. How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? ~ unknown

40. We don’t stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking. ~ Finis Mitchell

41. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life. ~ Ellen Burns Sherman

43. Adventure is not outside man; it is within. ~George Eliot

44. Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible.  ~ Alexander Eliot

45. Go out, go out I beg of you And taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth with all the wonder of a child. ~ Edna Jaques

46. I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. ~ Andy Rooney

47. Most men take the straight and narrow. A few take the road less traveled. I chose to cut through the woods. ~ unknown

48. A man does not climb a mountain without bringing some of it away with him, and leaving something of himself upon it. ~ Sir Martin Conway

49. Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. ~ Sir Martin Conway

50. Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb. ~ Greg Child

51. Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. ~ George Washington Carver

52. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ~ Rachel Carlson

53. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~ unknown

54. There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people. ~ Bill Bowerman

55. It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

56. Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. ~ Anatoli Boukreev

57. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein

58. Look deeply into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~ Albert Einstein

59. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~ Saint Augustine

60. Adventure is worthwhile in itself. ~ Amelia Erhard

61. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. ~ Chief Seattle

62. Going to the woods is going home. ~ John Muir


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