120 Of The Most Inspiring Mountain Quotes & Mountain Captions for Instagram!

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Are you looking for the perfect mountain quotes or mountain captions for Instagram? Look no further than these 120 inspiring quotes to get you started!

I’ve always found something so incredibly calming about visiting mountainous areas and terrains. Perhaps it is the feeling of awe as you look out over a majestic mountain or mountain range. 

Thankfully, growing up in South Africa and now living full-time in Europe, we’ve had our fair share of adventures in some of the most beautiful mountainous regions and areas. 

Any mountain adventure needs to be documented and photographed to remember the experience. Whether you’re hiking in Madeira, or enjoying some of the best hikes in Portugal, you’ll no doubt be snapping away at the sweeping vistas! 

It goes without saying then that you’ll want to find the perfect mountain quotes to pair with your beautifully curated mountain snaps! But, if you’re stuck on finding the perfect mountain caption, then this post is for you! In this guide, we’re taking the guesswork out of finding the perfect mountain captions for Instagram.

Whether you’re climbing Mount Everest, or a National Park peak, we’ve collated a list of 120 inspiring mountain quotes that include the perfect mountain quotes for Instagram, funny mountain quotes, short mountain quotes, and other mountain captions to perfectly portray the essence of your photos!  

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151 Quotes About Mountains

Inspirational Mountain Quotes

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“Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.” – Aleksander Lwow

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.” – Richard M. Nixon

“The climb speaks to our character, but the view, I think, to our souls.” – Lori Lansens

“I appreciate why I come to the mountains: not to conquer them, but to immerse myself in their incomprehensible immensity.” – Jennifer Lowe-Anker

“To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.” – Robert M. Pirsig

“You can’t conquer a mountain, though it may conquer you.” – Jimmy Chin

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

“May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” – Harley King

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

“The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call.” – Angie Weiland-Crosby

“Always be thankful for the little things… Even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!” – Nyki Mack

“I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” – Michael Kennedy

“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard

“The hardest mountain to climb is the one within.” – J. Lynn

“Keep your goals as big as mountains. But if you want to achieve them, be sure to keep them unsullied by fear.” – Chetan M. Kumbhar

“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

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“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

“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

“I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life.” – Tenzing Norgay

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” – John Muir

“Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke

“There is always a mountain ahead, that must be conquered.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“A night on the mountain is better than a thousand nights in the city because you meet the universe on the mountain.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold

“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

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“And if someday, my sons ask, “Dad, why did you choose to climb?” Smiling, I’ll reply, I climbed so you could fly.” – Mekael Shane

“As a mountain you can’t grow, but as a human I can.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“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

“Without the energy that lifts mountains, how am I to live?” – Mirabai

“Being positive is like going up a mountain. Being negative is like sliding down a hill. A lot of times, people want to take the easy way out, because it’s basically what they’ve understood throughout their lives.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“I was overlooking the heights and I felt somewhere in between!” – Jasleen Kaur Gumbe

“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

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir

“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

“To wish a life without stairs, without hills and mountains is to wish a dim life without the joy of rising with our own efforts.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

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“The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.“ – R. Pirsig

“I strive to climb mountains, forge streams and oceans to find the unwelcome silence that mocks my existence; I must aim higher.” – Virginia Alison

Short Mountain Quotes

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” – Jeffrey Rasley

“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway

“Throw me to the mountains, I’ll be at peace as long as I will live.” – Shashank Rayal

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake

“When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” – Dan May

“Clouds come and go, the mountain remains.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

“Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.” – Marianne Williamson

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“It’s not the Mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

“Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” – William Shakespeare

“Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.” Dee Brown

“Among the clouds, we shared a cup of tea, the mountain and me.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

“Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks.” – Munia Khan

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

“May you find the might to move your mountains.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“The mountains were there and so was I.” – Maurice Herzog

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” – Jane Austen

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!” – Dr. Seuss

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“Feeling LOW? Go on mountains.” – Prajakta Mhadnak

“May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

Funny Mountain Quotes

“What draws us from the low valleys to the high mountains is that noble stance of the summits.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest – it’s only a mountain.” – Junko Tabei

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

“You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” – Amit Kalantri

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddam mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

“Life’s a bit like mountaineering — never look down.” – Edmund Hillary

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“In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t.”- Rusty Baille

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

“No single mountain ever came to me… so I always go to them.” – Erik Tanghe

“She asked him “What do you do when you feel alone and lonely?” And he said “I talk to the mountains!” – Avijeet Das

“The mountains stand as if they have been there since the beginning of time.” – Foster Kinn

“Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.” – Paul D. Boyer

“The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” – Sam Cummings

“Climbing a mountain represents a chance to be briefly free of the small concerns of our common lives, to strip off nonessentials, to come down to the core of life itself: food, shelter, and friends.” – Mateo Cabello

“Persistence is the most powerful force on earth, it can move mountains.” – Albert Einstein

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” – John Muir

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“This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” –  Bridget Asher

“If you have the high spirit of the high mountains, even the greatest powers of the outer world will respect and admire you.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“In the world of mountains, there will always be someone doing something bigger, better, and crazier.” – Christine Reed

“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl

“Reaching the top of a high mountain is just a personal victory. But for a victory to be important for the society, it has to be useful for humanity.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“It is true that every mountain has four faces, and one tends to know but one.” – C. Fuentes

“Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough, to keep me from getting to you babe.” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir

“Some hills are each only a few centimeters short of being a mountain.” – M. Mokhonoana

“Mountains are both journey and destination. They summon us to climb their slopes, explore their canyons, and attempt their summits.” – TA Loeffler

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“Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing.” – John Muir

“God’s gift to the world are the Trees, Sun, and Mountains” – Roland R Kemler

“As a professional climber, that’s the question you always get: Why, why, why? It’s an ineffable thing; you can’t describe it.” – Jimmy Chin

“If your mind can move mountains and swallow gods, why does it worry with helpless yesterdays and unborn tomorrows?” – Kamand Kojouri

“A mountaintop is not simply an elevation, but an island, a world within a world, a place out of place.” – Paul Gruchow

“Whenever I see a mountain, I remember God is still alive.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Gazing out from the mountains, the clouds are whiter, the sky is bluer, the air seeping into your lungs is as clear as the water roaring down from the snow, melting on the high peaks. A place where heaven is a little closer.” – Virginia Alison

“Feel the mountain and let it show you how you’re going to ski it. Relax and cruise. This isn’t a fight, it’s a dance, and the mountain always leads.” – Jim Bowden

“Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin

“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

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“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.” – Georges Simenon

“We aren’t made to live in the shadow of daunting, haunting mountains. We were made to move them.” – Elizabeth Griffin

“Climbing is one of the few sports in which the arena (the cliffs, the mountains, and their specific routes) acquire a notoriety that out-populates, outshines, and outlives the actual athletes.” – Jonathan Waterman

“Within and around the earth, within and around the hills, within and around the mountains your authority returns to you.” – Joan Halifax

“I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.” – Andrew Garfield

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

“You climb mountains with your feet, but can only move them with your soul.” – M. Dhliwayo

“I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.” – Wislawa Szymborska

“You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.” – L. Tejada-Flores

“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

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“The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.” – Conrad Anker

“All mountain landscapes hold stories: the ones we read, the ones we dream, and the ones we create.” – Michael Kennedy

“Let her sleep for when she wakes she will move mountains.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“No matter the height of them, faith takes the mountains that stand in front of us and makes them the road that passes under us.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“I know I can’t own a hilltop, a meadow, or a mountainside. But keeping it a secret somehow makes it mine.” – Joyce Rachelle

“The mountain decides whether you climb or not. The art of mountaineering is knowing when to go, when to stay, and when to retreat.” – Ed Viesturs

“Don’t pay attention to the size of the mountain in front of you. Rather, think about what the view from the summit is going to be like.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I’m just moving clouds today, tomorrow I’ll try mountains.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“You cannot walk on water or move mountains without faith.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.” – Robert Macfarlane

120 Of the Most Inspiring and Best Mountain Captions for Instagram! Mountain Quotes, Funny Mountain Quotes, Short Mountain Quotes, Quotes about Mountains, Mountain Caption.
120 Of the Most Inspiring and Best Mountain Captions for Instagram! Mountain Quotes, Funny Mountain Quotes, Short Mountain Quotes, Quotes about Mountains, Mountain Caption.
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