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"Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them." - Winston Churchill

"All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low." - John Wooden

"What they frequently want to do with a movie is, they want to cut out the valleys and just show the peaks. And valleys are important; the valleys make the peaks stand out." - Tracy Letts

"Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons." - Bern Williams

"Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons." - Bernard Williams

"God descends to the humble as waters flow down from the hills into the valleys." - Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow

"Who hath no hast in his businesse, mountaines to him seeme valleys." - George Herbert

"Because words were hills and valleys you traveled, so lovely sometimes that they hurt your eyes." - Deb Caletti

"The growth of love is not a straight line, but a series of hills and valleys." - Madeleine L'Engle

"This game is so elusive. You try to maintain the peaks and level up the valleys." - Tom Watson

"Before climbing the summits, you must first walk in the down valleys!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I feel the flatline of my existence disrupting, forming heartbeat hills and valleys" - Isaac Marion

"I've come to realize that real growth of character takes place in the valleys of life." - Dave Dravecky

"Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys." - Billy Graham

"If you have never visited the valleys, the view from the mountain top is not breathtaking." - Robin S. Sharma

"Man is a tireless traveller wandering in the dark valleys of his past!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Our green valleys will be greener once we fully grasp the infinite vitality of the green!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"To see the big picture, get out of the dark valleys, climb to the sunny summits!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I hope to someday live in a world where there are lots more Silicon Valleys." - Marc Andreessen

"Jockey Wilson, he comes from the valleys and he's chuffing like a choo-choo train!" - Sid Waddell

"The game is full of peaks and valleys, the key is to avoid the Grand Canyon." - Andy Van Slyke

"Learn to deal with the valleys and the hills will take care of themselves." - Count Basie

"Ah, the strange, sweet, lonely delight Of the Valleys of Dream." - William Sharp

"Who would attain to summits still and fair, Must nerve himself through valleys of despair." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." - Bible

"It Is Natural For Everyone Everywhere To Have Peaks And Valleys At Work And In Life." - Spencer Johnson

"There lies a vale in Ida, lovelier Than all the valleys of Ionian hills." - Alfred Tennyson

"Who would attain to summits still and fair,Must nerve himself through valleys of despair." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"My valleys are higher than most people's peaks. I stay at that level." - Dan Gable

"As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks." - Neil Young

"The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination." - Alexander Cockburn

"You go through life in a series of peaks and valleys." - Gloria Grahame

"It's been a career filled with very low valleys and some wonderful, high peaks." - Pat Morita

"You have to go through those mountains and valleys - because that's what life is: soul growth." - Wayne Newton

"'Precious' is strangely uplifting. It goes down into the valley but it also goes to the mountain tops. A lot of difficult realities are explored in 'Precious,' but the peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks." - Geoffrey S Fletcher

"There are going to be peaks and valleys in everything - in your marriage, in your job, in your life. So just enjoy the peaks and ride out the valleys. Just try not to do anything too rash." - Ricky Schroder

"The river and the sea can be kings of a hundred valleys, because they lie below them." - Laozi

"Look for the valleys, the green places, and fly through them. There will always be a way through." - C S Lewis

"The rains of Life's Blessings cannot gather on mountaintops of pride, but flow easily into valleys of humbleness." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse." - Helen Keller

"Stately Spring! whose robe-folds are valleys, whose breast-bouquet is gardens, and whose blush is a vernal evening." - Jean Paul

"The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found." - Edgar Allan Poe

"In a mist the heights can for the most part see each other; but the valleys cannot." - Augustus William Hare

"Growing is a lifetime job, and we grow most when we're down in the valleys, where the fertilizer is." - Barbara Johnson

"In a mist the heights can for the most part see each other; but the valleys cannot." - Augustus Hare

"Between Peaks There Are Always Valleys. How You Manage Your Valley Determines How Soon You Reach Your Next Peak." - Spencer Johnson

"West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut." - H P Lovecraft

"Every season has its peaks and valleys. What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon." - Andy Van Slyke

"Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"There's always a hunger, when you're young, to go from peak to peak and avoid the valleys." - Peter Otoole

"The myriad valleys could have arisen anywhere on the landscape. The current positions are quite accidental. If we could repeat the experiment, we might obtain no valleys at all, or a completely different system. Yet we now stand at the shore line contemplating the fine spacing of valleys and their even contact with the sea. How easy it is to be misled and to assume that no other landscape could possibly have arisen." - Stephen Jay Gould

"The battle would not take place in the mountains, valleys, or plains of Israel. It would take place in the wilderness of the human heart." - Francine Rivers

"The pure products of America go crazy-mountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves." - William Carlos Williams

"The high mountains are barren, but the low valleys are covered over with corn; and accordingly the showers of God's grace fall into lowly hearts and humble souls." - Sam Worthington

"Happiness is the summit of a high mountain; we can visit it, but we can't stay there! We are forced to go down to the valleys of sadness." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places." - Henry Beston

"The American language differs from the English in that it seeks the top of expression while English seeks its lowly valleys." - Salvador de Madariaga

"Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep mountain and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life." - Morihei Ueshiba

"O how grandly cometh Even, Sitting on the mountain summit, Purple-vestured, grave, and silent, Watching o'er the dewy valleys, Like a good king near his end." - Dinah Craik

"It was near the close of the year 1780 that a solitary traveler was seen pursuing his way through one of the numerous little valleys of Westchester.*" - James Fenimore Cooper

"Come live with me, and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, or hills, or fields, Or woods and steepy mountains, yield." - Christopher Marlowe

"God's sweet dews and showers of grace slide off the mountains of pride, and fall on the low valleys of humble hearts, and make them pleasant and fertile." - Robert Leighton

"But her voice is still living immortal, The same you have frequently heard, In your rambles in valleys and forests, Repeating your ultimate word." - John Godfrey Saxe

"If it's IN you to climb you must - there are those who MUST lift their eyes to the hills - they can't breathe properly in the valleys." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I go to the first tee scared to death every day. The peaks do not seem to last as long as the valleys in this game." - J. C. Snead

"We often cause ourselves suffering by wanting only to live in a world of valleys, a world without struggle and difficulty, a world that is flat, plain, consistent." - Bell Hooks

"Life is never a straight line - it's peaks and valleys. Why would you want to be the same person every day of your life?" - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"Life has all sorts of hills and valleys, and sometimes you don't end up doing what you had your heart set out on, but sometimes that's even better." - Ruth Buzzi

"A philosopher always finds more grass to feed upon in the valleys of stupidity than on the arid heights of intelligence." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Remember, all of man's happiness is in the little valleys. Tiny little ones. Small enough to call from one side to the other." - Jean Giono

"No love story worth telling is easy. The hills and valleys that make a relationship, in my opinion, is really a dynamic worth watching." - J.H. Wyman

"Baseball can be a game of peaks and valleys. Mentally, I want to stay away from the ups and downs and just maintain a level approach." - Mark Teixeira

"I think my strength is in shaping a song - you know, making it feel like it reaches its peaks and valleys, and ends when it should end." - Gary Louris

"Something terrible came to the hills and valleys on that meteor, and something terrible - though I know not in what proportion - still remains." - H P Lovecraft

"In the greenest of our valleys By good angels tenanted, Once a fair and stately palace - Radiant palace - reared its head." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places." - Ernest Dimnet

"The geography of my heart has hills of desire and valleys and meadows of love - for both men and women - a single day's trek passes through it all." - Agave Powers

"I've described my usual writing process as scrambling from peak to peak on inspiration through foggy valleys of despised logic. Inspiration is better - when you can get it." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"If there were no valleys of sadness and death, we could never really appreciate the sunshine of happiness on the mountain top." - Roy Rogers

"Can the water in the valleys ever stop and rest? When the water finally reaches the sea, it becomes great waves." - Francis Harold Cook

"Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure." - Bill Watterson

"Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life." - James A Garfield

"Nobody follows me where I go, Over the mountains or valleys below; Nobody sees where the wild winds blow, Only the Father in Heaven can know." - Maud Lindsay

"From the big mountains in the north to the valleys in the south, all through my childhood and teenage years, my family would always holiday in Wales." - Luke Evans

"When books and plays are made into movies, they frequently want to cut out the valleys and just show the peaks." - Tracy Letts

"Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields." - Christopher Marlowe

"Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness." - Dewitt Bodeen

"The lonely sunsets flare forlorn Down valleys dreadly desolate; The lonely mountains soar in scorn As still as death, as stern as fate." - Robert W Service

"We shouldn't deny the pain of what happens in our lives. We should just refuse to focus only on the valleys." - Charles R Swindoll

"You've got to remember, Vermont is a lot of beautiful mountains with valleys and small brooks that run into bigger rivers." - Peter Shumlin

"The highs, the lows, the peaks, the valleys, whatever, it's all going to go into the art, whether I'm singing or acting or whatever." - Jill Scott

"I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking." - Sylvester Stallone

"I don't know how many hills and valleys I've had, how many times I've had to refocus my world and my life and my career." - Patrick Swayze

"Life has all sorts of hills and valleys, and sometimes you don't end up doing what you had your heart set out on, but sometimes that's even better!" - Ruth Buzzi

"There's a difference between knowing what's on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys." - Garth Brooks

"I've described my usual writing process as scrambling from peak to peak on inspiration through foggy valleys of despised logic. Inspiration is better when you can get it." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"I do like a little romance... just a sniff, as I call it, of the rocks and valleys. Of course, bread-and-cheese is the real thing. The rocks and valleys are no good at all, if you haven't got that." - Anthony Trollope

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death." - Sun Tzu

"I don't try to get players emotionally up for a game; it creates too many peaks and valleys... I strive for even keel; they will get up for the big games." - Denny Crum

"Our valleys may be filled with foes and tears; but we can lift our eyes to the hills to see God and the angels, heaven's spectators, who support us according to God's infinite wisdom as they prepare our welcome home." - Billy Graham

"A stellar, fully-realized collection of stories... grounded, wonderfully, in the river valleys of western Maine. You come away not only understanding a place but the soul of its people." - Peter Orner

"If we listen to and follow the promptings of the Spirit, they will serve as a Liahona, guiding us through the unknown, challenging valleys and mountains that are ahead (see 1 Nephi 16)." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"In your life there's peaks and valleys and sometimes we regress, and we don't even know we regress. You just have to learn how to accept all of your mistakes and learn to love yourself again." - Mary J Blige

"If, as Steven King once wrote, 'Valleys are the dimples on the face of the earth,' then Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the deepest, most sparkling dimple of them all." - Betty Dravis

"Life was created in the valleys. It blew up onto the hills on the old terrors, the old lusts, the old despairs. That's why you must walk up the hills so you can ride down." - William Faulkner

"There are obviously peaks and valleys in everyone's career. This business can be a roller-coaster ride, and it's really hard to stay on top all the time. Very few people do." - Chris O'Donnell

"With peaks of joy and valleys of heartache, life is a roller coaster ride that's both scary and exciting at the same time - the rise and fall of which defines our journey." - SebastiAn

"Rochester: I am to take mademoiselle to the moon, and there I shall seek a cave in one of the white valleys among the volcano-tops, and mademoiselle shall live with me there, and only me." - Charlotte Bronte

"Yon nightingale, whose strain so sweetly flows, Mourning her ravish'd young or much-loved mate, A soothing charm o'er all the valleys throws And skies, with notes well tuned to her and state." - Petrarch

"The hearts within thy valleys bred, The fiery souls that might have led Thy sons to deeds sublime, Now crawl from cradle to the grave, Slaves - nay, the bondsmen of a slave, And callous, save to crime." - Lord Byron

"Near the centre of that State of New York lies an extensive district of country, whose surface is a succession of hills and dales, or, to speak with greater deference to geographical definitions, of mountains and valleys." - James Fenimore Cooper

"Landscape planners will have the opportunity to make sculptured roofscapes, so that cities appear to be verdant hills and valleys. Streets will become shady routes carved through the undergrowth. Roofs will become mountain tops. People will become ants." - Tom Turner

"Soul is at home in the deep, shaded valleys. Heavy torpid flowers saturated with black grow there. The rivers flow like warm syrup. They empty into huge oceans of soul." - Dalai Lama

"What induces you, oh man, to depart from your home in town, to leave parents and friends, and go to the countryside over mountains and valleys, if it is not for the beauty of the world of nature?" - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The artful pitcher must take the inevitable peaks and valleys of pitching in stride and never give in to the batters or lose sight of his/her own strengths." - Tom Seaver

"Climb the mountains, search the valleys, the deserts, the seashores, the deep recesses of the earth, for only in this way and no other will you arrive at the true nature of things." - Peder Soerensen

"Man is not himself only...He is all that he sees; all that flows to him from a thousand sources...He is the land, the lift of its mountain lines, the reach of its valleys." - Mary Hunter Austin

"I see an America whose rivers and valleys and lakes hills and streams and plains the mountains over our land and nature's wealth deep under the earth are protected as the rightful heritage of all the people." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The citadel of Machaerus rose east of the Dead Sea on a basalt Peak shaped like a cone, girdled by four deep valleys; two about its sides, one in front, and the fourth behind." - Gustave Flaubert

"Near the centre of that State of New York lies an extensive district of country, whose surface is a succession of hills and dales, or, to speak with greater deference to geographical definitions, of mountains and valleys." - James F Cooper

"Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys." - Nicholas Sparks

"Man, just believe in yourself, be able to dream, and know that there's going to be valleys and peaks. Always stay centered, and know that God is the key, the beginning and end of everything you do." - Common

"So trust the process of your life unfolding, and know with certainty, through the peaks and valleys of your journey, that your soul rests safe and secure in the arms of God." - Dan Millman

"The great Pacific Railway is commenced... Immigration will soon pour into these valleys. Ten millions of emigrants will settle in this golden land in twenty years... This is the grandest enterprise under God!" - George Francis Train

"To me it comes naturally, the peaks and valleys, sadness with happiness. I've definitely had periods, maybe, where I haven't been happy. Whether it's from a breakup or the good, old-fashioned blues - but I wouldn't say clinically depressed." - Luke Wilson

"Something quite special has played out in the picturesque valleys and mountains, towns and villages of France over the past three weeks. For all who appreciate sport, it was a privilege and an inspiration to watch." - Paul Ramadge

"Do not thy passions counteract What thy lips utter? Thy going in thy course into valleys, Dark without lights. And mine were his words. And mine were his languages." - Taliesin

"I've had some wins. And been knocked down with defeats. Glimpsed views from the top of the mountain. And walked through the darkest of valleys. But through this entire ride called 'a life' - I've refused to give up." - Robin S. Sharma

"A good horror movie should have peaks and valleys, a good horror movie should move you emotionally; a good horror movie should be exciting to watch and energizing in a weird kind of way." - Kirk Hammett

"Into the air, over the valleys, under the stars, above a river, a pond, a road, flew Cecy. Invisible as new spring winds, fresh as the breath of clover rising from twilight fields, she flew." - Ray Bradbury

"Anyone who has chanced like me to roam through desolate mountains and studied at length their fantastic shapes and drunk the invigorating air of their valleys can understand why I wish to describe and depict these magic scenes for others." - Mikhail Lermontov

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death." - Sun Tzu

"The weather was fine, the valleys literally covered with buffaloe, and everything seemed to promise a safe and speedy movement to the first grove of timber on my route, supposed to be about ten days' march." - William Henry Ashley

"There's something about a roller coaster that triggers strong feelings, maybe because most of us associate them with childhood. They're inherently cinematic; the very shape of a coaster, all hills and valleys and sickening helices, evokes a human emotional response." - Diablo Cody

"That ere long, now that curiosity has been so much excited on this subject, some human remains will be detected in the older alluvium of European valleys, I confidently expect." - Charles Lyell

"Laughter lifts us over high ridges and lights up dark valleys in a way that makes life so much easier. It is a priceless gem, a gift of release and healing direct from Heaven." - Alan Cohen

"Everyone messes up in relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn't the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK." - Emmy Rossum

"My career was full of struggles and dreams, disappointments and peaks and valleys. But there was no Twitter, no Facebook or TMZ. Young actors could make mistakes and not become the focus of tabloids." - Ricky Schroder

"I've had some wins. And been knocked down with defeats. Glimpsed views from the top of the mountain. And walked through the darkest of valleys. But through this entire ride called 'a life' - I've refused to give up." - Robin S Sharma

"For me at age 11, I had a pair of binoculars and looked up to the moon, and the moon wasn't just bigger, it was better. There were mountains and valleys and craters and shadows. And it came alive." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"There are peaks and valleys in anything and that is especially true for the music business. It is very inconsistent. But if you are wise, you can let those downs really bring you to another level of your personality." - Bryan White

"The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse." - Helen Keller

"A black hole really is an object with very rich structure, just like Earth has a rich structure of mountains, valleys, oceans, and so forth. Its warped space whirls around the central singularity like air in a tornado." - Kip Thorne

"Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair." - Rick Warren

"East Yorkshire, to the uninitiated, just looks like a lot of little hills. But it does have these marvelous valleys that were caused by glaciers, not rivers. So it is unusual." - David Hockney

"The interstate highway system was built to get people from point A to point B as fast as possible. And they knocked down mountains and filled valleys and made everything nice and big and flat, and they bypassed every town." - John Lasseter

"The inspiration for my work comes from areas spanning the stark regions of Newfoundland to the lush and fertile valleys of the South. The landscapes offer me form; the people I've met in these places give them color." - Peter Sculthorpe

"There are obviously peaks and valleys in everyone's career. This business can be a roller-coaster ride, and it's really hard to stay on top all the time. Very few people do." - Chris Odonnell

"We shall go forward together. The road upwards is stony. There are upon our journey dark and dangerous valleys through which we have to make and fight our way. But it is sure and certain that if we persevere - and we shall persevere - we shall come through these dark and dangerous valleys into a sunlight broader and more genial and more lasting than mankind has ever known." - Winston Churchill

"Before Girls on Ice, mountains were just mountains. Valleys were just valleys. Now when I see them they're full of questions and stories. Girls on Ice encouraged a new kind of curiosity in me about things I would have thought boring before. Now I'm considering to pursue Geology after high school. Girls on Ice opened a door to new thoughts and interests for me to consider for my future." - Chloe Smith



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