Bear Grylls is best known to TV audiences for Discovery’s Man vs. Wild. Born Edward Michael Grylls and nicknamed Bear by his sister at just a week old, he went on to attend top British boarding school Eton College and founded the famous institution’s first mountaineering club, where he honed the skills that would give him a future in television. After leaving school, Grylls set out on his first Himalayan adventure, spending a number of months hiking in around the mountainous regions of India before eventually following in his father’s footsteps. Grylls joined the United Kingdom Special Forces Reserve in 1994 and served with 21 Regiment Special Air Service (SAS) for three years. Grylls’ 2012 bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears was voted the most influential book in China that year. EliteColumn brings you 12 boldest quotes to survive in life.