Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

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While reading about Sherpa Tenzing Norgay I came across my now favorite related quote by Sir Edmund Hillary,

#11 I have never regarded myself as a hero, but Tenzing undoubtedly was.

who conquered Mount Everest in 1953 together with Tenzing Norgay.

As a close second, this one is great too:

#5 People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.