Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary on ‘The Most Rewarding Moments’

Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), who recently died in New Zealand, wrote these thoughts about the great moments of his life:

“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?”

Source: New Zealand Herald, Section C, p1, 12 January 2008 and originally found in Edmund Hillary, Nothing Venture, Nothing Win, 1975.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Edmund Hillary.