Monday, December 15, 2014

Quote of the Week

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

Image Source: Wikipedia

Born in 1919 in New Zealand, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. He and a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953.  After his climb, he held a life-long passion for helping the Sherpa through a trust that he founded.

The mountain is only a physical obstacle. In facing what life puts before us and persevering, we gain strength and confidence, ultimately overcoming our personal obstacles.

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  1. This is so true. Thanks for the reminder. Merry Christmas, Linda.

  2. Hi Linda .. Sir Edmund Hillary definitely tore some barriers down .. and set examples for many. Cheers Hilary

  3. As a child, I always wanted to believed that I was named after him .. to some extent. :)

  4. Wise words and not just Sir Edmund Hillary's words...:~)

    1. Thank you! I hope you're all ready for Christmas! Let the countdown begin.


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