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Wise Edmund Hillary Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Edmund Hillary.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Self

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius


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The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

 

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Often, the greatest joy is to be found not in new things,
but in old things seen through new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
- William J. Clinton

A reflection of life is not life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles


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