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Great quotes from the first two men to summit Mount Everest

Photo: Edmund Hillary

Take it away, fellas:

“Why make a fuss over something that’s done anyway? I was never one to obsess about the past. Too much to do in the future!”—Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to summit Mount Everest

“It has been a long road … From a mountain slave, a bearer of loads, to a wearer of a coat with rows of medals who is carried about in planes and worries about income tax.”—Tenzing Norgay, the Buzz Aldrin of Mount Everest (aka the second man to step foot on the summit, immediately following Hillary)

These words are loaded with so much more meaning given what each man accomplished.

Put differently, talk is cheap. Experience is everything.