Top Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old top quotes, top sayings, and top proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Being on top of the world doesn't mean anything unless you know what it's like to be at the bottom.     

Rachel Smith

If you're at the top, then brace for the fall.     

Tori Kelly

On the top of each peak you are on the edge of the abyss.     

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Life achieves its summit when it does to the uttermost that which it was equipped to do.     

Jack London

Summit of the well is the bottom of the ground! Man who has climbed up from the very low thinks that he did climb up to the very top!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it.     

Gustav Mahler

An apex is always surrounded only by emptiness.     

Alan Dean Foster

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.     

Stanislaw Lem

The summit is not the only place on the mountain.     

Laurence Gonzales

The summit is just a halfway point.     

Ed Viesturs

There are no short cuts to the top.     

Ed Viesturs

No one ever complained their way to the top.     

Frank Perdue

Sometimes you gotta leave when you're on top.      

Tyra Banks

The one that works the hardest comes out on top.     

Debbie Meyer

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.      

Napoleon Hill

It may take us a little longer to reach the summit, but never fear, we will get there!     

Barbara Mertz

Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.     

Greg Child

Everybody wants to reach the top of the mountain, but there is no growth at the peak. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life's next peak.     

Andy Andrews

Don't you dare get to the top and not know what to do.     

Julian Casablancas

No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up.     

Muhammad Ali

The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.     

Marianne Williamson

Get on top of the obstacles and they become vantage points.     

Tom Althouse

There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.     

Jascha Heifetz

When you reach the top, keep climbing.     

Zen Proverb

You climb to the summit and there is nothing there.     

Yvon Chouinard