When we see an awe-inspiring mountain view in front of us, we simply can’t help but snap a photo to capture the memory forever.

Whether you adore hiking, mountain-climbing, or even admiring the peaks from afar, we think these inspiring quotes about mountains will be just the thing for captioning all of your pics on Instagram.

For that incredible landscape just beyond the first mountain:

“Always be thankful for the little things… Even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views.”

-Nyki Mack


For that sweaty and exhausted, but triumphant, photo of you after a tough climb:

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

-Edmund Hillary


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For when you understand you’re just at the start of your long hike:

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

-Andrew Garfield


For that shot of the scenery without a human being in sight:

“Climb the mountain… so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”

-David Mccullouga Jr.


For when the mountains make you feel philosophical:

“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.”

-John Muir


For that sublime photo of the mountaintops that spooks you a little:

“Mountains terrify me—they just sit about; they are so proud.”

-Sylvia Plaith


For your mountain-climbing humblebrag:

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.”

-Dag Hammarskjold


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For when you’re feeling optimistic about that next mountain peak:

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

-Dr. Seuss


For that fascinating discovery you make on your climb:

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

-Michael Kennedy


For that uniquely beautiful mountainside of strange plants and tangled weeds:

“What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.”

-Victor Hugo


For that magical first glimpse of the mountains on your way to your destination:

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

-John Muir


For when your persistence finally pays off:

“Every mountaintop is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

-Barry Finlay


For when you’ve never seen anything more beautiful than the mountains in front of you:

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

-John Ruskin


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For the climb that kicked your butt:

“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.”

-Hermann Buhl


For that mountain sunset made more beautiful by the effort you put in:

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”


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