Quote for Today: George Mallory

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August 20, 2015 by katmcdaniel

Summit of the Matterhorn © Oargi with CCLicense

Summit of the Matterhorn
© Oargi with CCLicense

Is this the summit, crowning the day? How cool and quiet! We’re not exultant; but delighted, joyful; soberly astonished. . . Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No. . . and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction. . . fulfilled a destiny. . . To struggle and to understand – never this last without the other; such is the law. . .
George MalloryClimbing Everest: The Complete Writings of George Mallory
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