Edmund Hillary Quotes

Who was Edmund Hillary?

Sir Edmund Hillary was a New Zealand explorer known for being the first person to climb Mount Everest along with his sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

Born July 20, 1919
Died January 11, 2008
Aged 88 years old

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Best 6 Quotes by Edmund Hillary

“I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve.”

“If you only do what others have already done, you will only feel what others have already felt. However, if you choose to achieve something that no one has ever done, then you will have a satisfaction that no one else has ever had.”

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

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”

“You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.”

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“I have been seriously afraid at times but have used my fear as a stimulating factor rather than allowing it to paralyse me. My abilities have not been outstanding, but I have had sufficient strength and determination to meet my challenges and have usually managed to succeed with them.”

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“Solidarity is, literally something which the society possesses.”

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