Edmund Hillary is an explorer known for being the first to reach the top of Mount Everest. His actions and words are inspiring to many. Here are some of his famous quotes.

  1. Well, we knocked the bastard off!
  2. I am hell-bent for the South Pole — God willing and crevasses permitting.
  3. Better if he had said something natural like, "Jesus, here we are."
  4. Reaching the summit of a mountain gives great satisfaction, but nothing for me has been more rewarding in life than the result of our climb on Everest, when we have devoted ourselves to the welfare of our Sherpa friends.
  5. As far as I knew, he had never taken a photograph before, and the summit of Everest was hardly the place to show him how.
  6. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
  7. Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
  8. People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
  9. You defeated me! But you won't defeat me again! Because you have grown all you can grow ... but I am still growing!
  10. You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things — to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you've got, is a very pleasant bonus.