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Robert W. Service Quotes

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It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

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I have an intense dislike for artificial society.
In France, one could lead a free life -
to do what one wanted to do without interference or
criticism from one's neighbors.
- Robert W. Service

The only society I like is rough and tough,
and the tougher the better.
There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.
- Robert W. Service

Write verse, not poetry.
The public wants verse.
If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it,
but try your hand at verse.
- Robert W. Service


 

I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.
- Robert W. Service

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

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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When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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 just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Vegetarians are cool.
All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak.
- Ted Nugent

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks;
they are the summits of ranges.
- Thomas W. Higginson

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow
on top of a mountain in late May or June.
There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must
say I have climbed my last political mountain.
- George C. Wallace

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

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

One way to get high blood pressure is to go mountain climbing over molehills.
- Earl Wilson

When the sun is shining I can do anything;
no mountain is too high,
no trouble too difficult to overcome.
- Wilma Rudolph

I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like
it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.
- Loretta Lynn

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

Winners take time to relish their work,
knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the
view from the top so exhilarating.
- Denis Waitley

We are all vegetarians here, and except for a mountain
lion that's been hanging around and killed our dog,
we don't have a care in the world.
- Dirk Benedict

Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
- Thomas Campbell

There are naked people in boots on a mountain top firing guns.
- Andy Richter

The Black Mountain poet I like most is the early Creeley.
Those early poems seem very lyrical and very traditional,
with a lot of voice and character.
- Robert Morgan

The mountain music...
is compelling music in its own right,
harking back to a time when music was a part of everyday
life and not something performed by celebrities.
- Ethan Coen

Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God;
if faith can overcome this,
there is no mountain which it cannot remove.
- Dean Inge

I'd be nervous about skiing, wondering what I'd do
if I felt shaky on top of a mountain;
but other diabetics do ski,
so there's no reason I couldn't.
- Dana Hill

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 truth is, I can never die.
For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you.
I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.
- Klaus Kinski

When preparing to climb a mountain -
pack a light heart.
- Dan May

There's a world out there, and you've got to look at
both sides of the mountain in your lifetime.
- Bill Janklow

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman

It is my duty to voice the suffering of men,
the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high.
- Kathe Kollwitz

I never weary of great churches.
It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery.
Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new.
This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb,
and to seek the mountain view.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa
meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the
salmon sing in the street.
- W. H. Auden

I am still a keen mountain walker and an enthusiastic glider pilot.
- Paul Nurse

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate
person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
- Aleister Crowley

St.
Paul's arose like some huge mountain above the enormous
mass of smaller buildings.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

Salzburg...
is a mountain town with a rushing river running right through the center,
everything in the rain various shades of green and brown.
- Jonathan Carroll

You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it.
And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means -
We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt.
- Mike Pence

The great thing about rock-n-roll is you realize the
top of the mountain is big enough for more than one band.
- Paul Stanley

I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots.
Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows,
with a harp and sword in my hands.
- Zora Neale Hurston

I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain.
But screw India.
I ain't going there.
- Susan Powter

It is my desire to be a great writer.
I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that.
- Guy Johnson

Housework is a breeze.
Cooking is a pleasant diversion.
Putting up a retaining wall is a lark.
But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
- Fawn M. Brodie

The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds;
High towers fall with a heavier crash;
And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
- Horace

I could see myself in a relationship with a girl;
Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle
a mountain ox with my bare hands.
She's mesmerizing.
- Megan Fox

Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald,
with a baldness full of grandeur.
- Matthew Arnold

I think to be shot in a mountain valley somewhere or
other is altogether less glorious than crashing an
airliner into a skyscraper.
- John Keegan

Wanting to take a light camera with me when I climb
or do mountain runs has kept me using exclusively 35 mm.
- Galen Rowell

My children are all doing just fine.
The mountain dogs are great in this weather.
The yorkies are freezing.
- Catherine Crier

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

I like being near the top of a mountain.
One can't get lost here.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Marty Robbins once sang you give me a mountain,
I've been given a few mountains in my life.
- David Allan Coe

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
- William Faulkner

Groups like The Mountain Brothers just have to keep
on doing what they're doing -
just make it dope and just make it different.
And not try to compete with other people of color.
- Chad Hugo

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big,
worthwhile things.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert Service

Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer's Mountain.
- Maureen O'Hara

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

To live for some future goal is shallow.
It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life,
not the top.
- Robert M. Pirsig

The only mountain that I would still like to climb:
I'd like to break 85.
- Peter Falk

A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each.
The poor Laborer can find no resting place,
save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert.
- Denis Kearney

The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable.
It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass;
and beyond there is a different country.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain,
or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity,
I would always be keen to do it.
I loved the countryside.
- Roger Bannister


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