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Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Overcoming Obstacles.

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Motivational

I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming
the hurdles and obstacles that face me.
There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
- Andre Agassi

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

The U.S.
Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an
athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways
than just on the playing field,
in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles,
and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
- Brian Boitano

 

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

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This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

I understand that it's hard for everyone,
but one cannot give in to emotions...
we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis
and now we'll have to work on overcoming it.
- Boris Yeltsin

It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute
on a resolution track would be an important element
of overcoming the confidence problem in the region.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

But with the right kind of coaching and determination
you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment
that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
- Reese Witherspoon

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

Be willing to have it so.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming
the disadvantages Indigenous people face.
- Malcolm Fraser

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
- Paul Sweeney

Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the
pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
- Alex Lowe

You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming
the division of Europe and Germany...
Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those
who encouraged us on the way to unity.
- Helmut Kohl

We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible
process is taking place among the white population.
Just as with the blacks, the whites,
too,
are currently overcoming a psychological barrier.
- Joe Slovo

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in
overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process,
but there was still much to invent, and much that at
that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
- Henry Bessemer

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Overcome obstacles - grow and bloom anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path.
One choice makes us slaves to circumstance,
while the other empowers us, and motivates us
to follow our dreams - and our happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
- Johnny Nash

Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles.
- Kim Wilde

Wanting something is not enough.
You must hunger for it.
Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order
to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
- Les Brown

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles,
and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
- Gustav Stresemann

Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should make up
our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary
language in our private thoughts is one of the main
obstacles to progress in philosophy.
- Bertrand Russell

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education
has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
- Bertrand Russell

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds
strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

The best people I know have had a lot of obstacles to overcome.
- Jayne Meadows

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance,
sweeps away all obstacles.
- Claude M. Bristol

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.
- Paul Harris

I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately,
the most learning I've done in my life is between jobs.
- Anthony Michael Hall

Therefore keep in the midst of life.
Do not isolate yourself.
Be among men and things, and among troubles,
and difficulties, and obstacles.
- Henry Drummond

We are built to conquer environment,
solve problems,
achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or
happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
- Maxwell Maltz

Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of
the many obstacles put in your path.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I have a message for the young kids.
Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked.
- Wade Boggs

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable.
Real ones aren't.
- Barbara Sher

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he
pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will,
he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special
obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one,
she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world,
there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong.
- Jeff Hawkins

Everybody goes through obstacles and problems and issues
and turn their backs on people that we are fond of
and love just because we hurt;
and everybody goes through that.
- Boris Kodjoe

We combat obstacles in order to get repose,
and when got, the repose is insupportable.
- Henry B. Adams

There are many challenges, there are many obstacles;
let us try to change the obstacles to advantages.
- Harri Holkeri

Real obstacles don't take you in circles.
They can be overcome.
Invented ones are like a maze.
- Barbara Sher

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education
is like putting out the eyes.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I don't really think in terms of obstacles.
My biggest obstacle is always myself.
- Steve Earle

No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path,
there are ways to except them and to live through them.
- Robert Zemeckis

With options thus foreclosed, in order to protect and
defend the nation and clear the obstacles that stood in its path,
a decisive appeal to arms was made.
- Hideki Tojo


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