Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 08, 2002
In Reply to: Who said: "Great things can happen whem man and mountain meet" posted by Barney on May 07, 2002
: : Does anybody know who said: 'Great things can happen whem man and mountain
meet' + what do you thinks it's means.
: : thanks
: Can't say I've ever heard the expression, but it's a great slogan for a mountaineering club.
I found a few web-based wild-carded references to your quote. The origins range from Richard Nixon to Fidel Castro to Jimmy Hendrix.
I saw 2 sites that agreed on Thoreau:
"When man and mountain meet great things happen."
-Henry David Thoreau
I then visited some Thoreau search engines and could not verify the source.
Here are some of my wild-cards if you want to finish on your own:
"great * can *"
"* things can * "
" * man and * "
"great * mountain * "