Mountain Proverbs

Sayings about Mountain

No matter how tall the mountain, it cannot block out the sun. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Mountains are used to snow. ~ Greek Proverbs

Small ills are the fountains of most of our groans. Men trip not on mountains, they stumble on stones. ~ Chinese Proverb

Faith will move mountains. ~ Traditional Proverb

Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain. ~ Irish Proverb

It is better to look from the mountain than from the dungeon. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

A doorstep is the highest of all mountains. ~ Slovenian Proverbs 

Water does not stick to the mountain, and vengeance does not stick to a big heart. ~ Chinese Proverb

In a flat country a hillock thinks itself a mountain. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

Even God cannot make two mountains without a valley in between. ~ Gaelic Proverb

The mountains are never so far apart but the animals find one another. ~ American Proverbs

The most difficult mountain to cross is the threshold. ~ Danish Proverbs

Only the mountains never meet. ~ Namibian Proverbs

When the rain falls in the valley, the hill gets angry. ~ Yoruba Proverbs

No hill without gravestones, no valley without shadows. ~ South African Proverb

Death is not found behind mountains but right behind our shoulders. ~ Russian Proverbs

Act so in the valley that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.  ~ Danish Proverb

Try and trust will move mountains. ~ Traditional Proverb

You do not stumble over a mountain, but you do over a stone. ~ Indian Proverb

When a camel is at the foot of a mountain only then judge his height. ~ Indian Proverb

Behind every mountain lies a valley. ~ Dutch Proverbs

If you don’t scale the mountain, you can’t view the plain. ~ Chinese Proverb

Beyond the mountain is another mountain. ~ Haitian Proverbs

Low is the mountain, high the expectations. ~ Malawian Proverb

In the valley where there are no tigers the hare is king. ~ Korean Proverb

Love is like fog — there is no mountain on which it does not rest. ~ Hawaiian Proverb

It rained on the mountaintop, but it was the valley below that got flooded. ~ African Proverb

Too many hands will row the boat up a mountain. ~ Japanese Proverb

A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as a hollow mountain returns all sounds. ~ Chinese Proverb

You must scale the mountains if you would view the plain. ~ Chinese Proverb

The goodness of the father reaches higher than a mountain; that of the mother goes deeper than the ocean. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Mountain does not meet mountain, but a face meets another face. ~ Maltese Proverb

Sit atop the mountain and watch the tigers fight. ~ Chinese Proverb

Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never. ~ Chinese Proverb

A day-old pigeon cannot fly over a mountain pass. ~ Korean Proverbs

If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives. ~ Chinese Proverb

There are many paths up the mountain, but the view from the top is always the same. ~ Chinese Proverb

For our sins God has created three enemies for us: mice in the house, the fox in the mountains, and a priest in our village. ~ South American Proverb

One night with an ugly woman and one day in the mountains both are like an eternity. ~ Turkish Proverb

A girl without a mother is like a mountain with no paths; a girl without a father is like a mountain with no streams. ~ Kurdish Proverb

Enough shovels of earth — a mountain. Enough pails of water — a river. ~ Chinese Proverb

A blow to another’s purse is like a blow to a mountain of sand. ~ Egyptian Proverb

When a camel is at the foot of a mountain then judge of his height. ~ Hindu Proverb

The mountains make the mist and the valleys must consume them. ~ German Proverbs

The higher the mountain the lower the valley, the taller the tree the harder the fall. ~ Dutch Proverb

A warrior dies in battle; a mountain climber on the rocks, but a farmer dies of old age. ~ New Zealander Proverb

If you hear that a mountain has moved, believe; but if you hear that a man has changed his character, believe it not. ~ Islamic Proverb

If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain. ~ Traditional Proverb

When you drink water, remember where the mountain spring is. ~ Chinese Proverb

Favorite mountain quote

Quotations about Mountains

Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills. ~ William A. Ward

Sometimes you wonder how you got on this mountain. But sometimes you wonder, “How will I get off?” ~ Joan Manley

I’m in my prime. There’s no goal too far, no mountain too high. ~ Wilma Rudolph

Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. They have no use for helicopters! ~ Judi Adler

I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Our way is not soft grass; it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun. ~ Dr. Ruth Westheimer

For every mountain there is a miracle. ~ Robert H. Schuller

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. ~ Al Neuharth

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

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

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

We’ve climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it’s a valley of peace. ~ George W. Bush

Mountain! Get out of my way! ~ Montel Williams

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

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

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

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