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10 Clever Quotes from the Smoky Mountains (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)

  1. “It is never the fall that kills, it’s the sudden stop at the end.” – Mountain Guide’s Handbook
  2. ” The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it…” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  3. Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain-tops are within reach. – John Muir
  4. Fear… the right and necessary counterweights to that courage which urges men skyward, and protects them from self-destruction – Heinrich Harrer
  5. “The beauty and charm of the wilderness are his for the asking, for the edges of the wilderness lie close beside the beaten roads of the present travel.” – President Theodore Roosevelt
  6. “There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.” – President Theodore Roosevelt
  7. “The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” – President T. Roosevelt
  8. I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. It is cheerfully, musically earnest. I lie and relie on the earth. –Henry David Thoreau
  9. Stitched with silver-white
    The twilit mountain ridgeHolds the last spring light.
    –Kato Koko
  10. We should be clear about what happens when we destroy the living forms of this planet. The first consequence is that we destroy modes of divine presence. If we have a wonderful sense of the divine, it is because we live amid such awesome magnificence. –Thomas Berry