To those who have struggled with them, the mountains reveal beauties that they will not disclose to those who make no effort. That is the reward the mountains give to effort. And it is because they have so much to give and give it so lavishly to those who will wrestle with them that men love the mountains and go back to them again and again. The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits.
– Sir Francis Younghusband
You could replace the word mountains for life to make this quote even more widely true. Or we can also just keep it at mountains cause mountains are pretty cool.
The best things in life aren’t always literal mountains, though. They aren’t always big and bold. They almost always revolve around challenges and the people you take them on with.