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Quotes of the Day for 18 May 2002 – Mountains

It was on this day in 1980 that the mountain shook, rumbled, and blew her lid. Mount Saint Helens erupted, throwing incredible quantities of ash and rock into the air, and sending superheated mud crashing down the sides of the mountain. It was quite a mess. With deference to her violent past and in her honor, today's theme is Mountains.

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The quotes:

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

It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that a man is never more a man than when he is striving for what is beyond his grasp.
     - James Ramsey Ullman

You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can't be conquered; you conquer yourself - your hopes, your fears.
     - Jim Whitaker

Mountains have a decent influence on men. I have never met along the trails of the high mountains a mean man who would cheat and steal. Certainly most men who are raised there or who work there are as wholesome as the mountains themselves. Those who explore them or foot or horseback usually are open, friendly men. At least that has been my experience.
     - William O. Douglas

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


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