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Difficulty Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Difficulty.

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

 

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

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Difficulties show men what they are.
In case of any difficulty,
remember that God has pitted you
against a rough antagonist
that you may be a conqueror,
and this cannot be without toil.
- Epictetus

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character.
- Peter De Vries

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal,
part of your being yearns, not for a doctor,
but for a medicine man.
- Shana Alexander

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest;
success only comes later.
- Confucius

The very greatest things - great thoughts,
discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship,
often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
- Samuel Smiles

The work of many of the greatest men,
inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty.
They have struggled against the tide,
and reached the shore exhausted.
- Samuel Smiles

Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty.
- George MacDonald

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy,
for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly
the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern
subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is
the hope and the shattered hope,
the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn't happen.
- Brooke Shields

The difficulty of literature is not to write,
but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader,
but to affect him precisely as you wish.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Technological society has succeeded in multiplying
the opportunities for pleasure,
but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
- Pope Paul VI

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty,
then we wait forever.
And miss the entire point.
- Dirk Benedict

The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in
new reality was even greater given that the level of
similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
- Andrzej Wajda

Everyone has talent at twenty-five.
The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
- Edgar Degas

A lot of these industries are having difficulty finding
reliable workers with the skills they require.
- Jerry Rubin

In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty
is your lack of control as a writer.
- Terry Southern

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty,
hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility
and leaves the memory with difficulty.
Magical music never leaves the memory.
- Thomas Beecham

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty
of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.
- Gloria Swanson

The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of
Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones,
simply because they are the most logical,
and reconcile every difficulty.
- H. P. Blavatsky

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool,
which is a matter of no small difficulty.
- James A. Garfield

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.
- F. Murray Abraham

A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened
by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it,
is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
- Anthony Trollope

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas
as in escaping from old ones.
- John Maynard Keynes

Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses,
Mr. Henry returns from this place.
In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
- Zebulon Pike

I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent
people have in distinguishing what is controversial
from what is merely offensive.
- Nora Ephron

The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it,
is almost generally reiterated through every department of education.
- Joseph Lancaster

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form.
The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific,
concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
- J. P. Morgan

The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one,
for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
- John Clare

Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
- John Carmack

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds.
Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley

Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out
of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
- Jeremy Collier

Now the difficulty with those warnings is that they were not specific.
- Lee H. Hamilton

I really worked to try and be creative enough on the
guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would
know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
- Brad Paisley

I have absolutely no difficulty myself with the playing
of God Save the Queen in the presence of Her Majesty.
- John Howard

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
The occasion is piled high with difficulty,
and we must rise with the occasion.
As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
- Abraham Lincoln

I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life,
but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely
avoid a high degree of difficulty.
- Barbara Kruger

The difficulty about all this dying,
is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it,
so where does the fun come in?
- Alice James

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is
in finding great readers.
- Frank Harris

We debated long over the situation for it is a very
difficult question and all of us recognize its difficulty.
- Henry L. Stimson

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility
for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain
of the consequences of that behavior.
- M. Scott Peck

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle
of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that
we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
- Gregory Bateson

Some people carry their hearts in their heads;
very many carry their heads in their hearts.
The difficulty is to keep them apart,
yet both actively working together.
- Augustus Hare

But the basic difficulty still remains:
It is the expansion of Federal power,
about which I wish to express my alarm.
How easily we embrace such business.
- Everett Dirksen

A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding
must undergo the danger of trusting.
- George Savile

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us,
unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing
can come out of the difficulty.
- Peter Marshall

Evil is always possible.
Goodness is a difficulty.
- Anne Rice

A friend is long sought, hardly found,
and with difficulty kept.
- St.
Jerome

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish.
Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
- Eric Hoffer

Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games
and the difficulty in the job is to combine both.
- Arsene Wenger

The sense organs experience the external light,
sound, etc.
with difficulty; the different sense organs only have
a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
- Johannes P. Muller

The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public
sees where his decisions lead -
higher inflation,
higher interest rates, higher taxes,
sluggish growth,
and a jobless recovery.
- Karl Rove

In regard to education, something has been done by
the Provincial Legislature;
but to build churches,
and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.
- John Strachan

The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce,
but the unwillingness to share.
- Roy L. Smith

The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend,
the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
- Henry Home

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
- Tony Robbins

It's the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually,
when it went from TV to film.
You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.
- Rowan Atkinson

What we're seeing early on is Democrats rallying around Al Gore,
Republicans rallying around George Bush and the difficulty
of anybody else to get any room in the race.
- Stuart Rothenberg


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