„I believe absolutely in my own free will and my own power to accomplish - and that is the belief that moves mountains.“

Source: Daddy-Long-Legs

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American novelist 1876 - 1916

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„If there is a faith which can move mountains, then it is a faith in one’s own strength.“

—  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916

Wenn es einen Glauben gibt, der Berge versetzen kann, so ist es der Glaube an die eigene Kraft.
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„I owned the world that hour as I rode over it… free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.“

—  Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974

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„Men do not move mountains; it is only necessary to create the illusion that mountains move.“

—  Benito Mussolini Duce and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Leader of the National Fascist Party and subsequent Republican… 1883 - 1945

As quoted in The Great Illusion, 1900-1914, Oron J. Hale, Harper & Row (1971) p. 109
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„I the Mountain take,
Bearing my aged Father on my Back.“

—  John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676

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„The mountains from that fearful first
Named day were God's own house.“

—  Joaquin Miller American judge 1837 - 1913

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Context: The mountains from that fearful first
Named day were God's own house. Behold,
'Twas here dread Sinai's thunders burst
And showed His face. 'Twas here of old
His prophets dwelt. Lo, it was here
The Christ did come when death drew near.

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„Kid, you'll move mountains.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

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„It's about the time I was riding my Motorcycle, going down a mountain road at 150 miles an hour, playing my guitar.“

—  Arlo Guthrie American folk singer 1947

Spoken during some performances of the Motorcycle song, on how he wrote the song. Found on recordings on "Arlo, Live in Sydney, and the Significance of the Pickle".

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„The trouble, doll
Is not moving mountains, but
Digging the ground that you're on“

—  Jakob Dylan singer and songwriter 1969

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