Sir Edmund Hillary — Godspeed

Sir Edmund Hillary, first to climb Everest and New Zealand’s ‘most admired and famous citizen’ died Friday, January 11 in Auckland. This quote below from his book, Nothing Venture, Nothing Win, struck me and I wanted to share it:

I discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve. I had the world beneath my clumsy boots and saw the red sun slip over the horizon after the dark Antarctic winter. But for me the most rewarding moments have not always been the great moments, for what can surpass a tear on your departure, joy on your return, and a trusting hand in yours?

[From National Business Review (NBR) – Business, News, Arts, Media, Share Market & More]

One great quote on humanness from one of the great humans.


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