shake hands. Their roots may touch; they may keep together
some way up; but at length
they part company, and rise into individual, insulated peaks.
So is it with great men.
— J.C. and A.W. Hare, Guesses at Truth
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are
many more hills to climb.
— Nelson Mandela
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
— Joseph Campbell
I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about
Everest — it’s only a mountain
— Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures
prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and
fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
— Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd
to His Love