Friday, October 3, 2008

i-TFTD #161: Mountains of Inspiration

i-TFTD #161: Mountains of Inspiration

This bonus edition of i-TFTD is inspired by my two-week vacation a couple of years ago, amongst the snow-clad mountains of Himachal Pradesh in North India:

#161-1. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

-Edmund Hillary

(Another variation is:)


#161-2. You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.

-James Whittaker

#161-3. Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.


#161-4. In a flat country a hillock thinks itself a mountain.

-Turkish Proverb

#161-5. You cannot see the mountain near.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

#161-6. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?

-Kahlil Gibran


All these have little to do with mountains and everything to do with ourselves, our perspectives.

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