Difficulty Quotes

To treat a big subject in the intensely summarized fashion demanded by an evening's traffic of the stage when the evening, freely clipped at each end, is reduced to two hours and a half, is a feat of which the difficulty looms large.

Henry James

One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one\'s essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.

James Payn

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

George MacDonald

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

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


The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Roy L. Smith

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


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

The difficulty in life is the choice.

George A. Moore

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.

Will Rogers

The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.

Samuel Smiles

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

Pope Paul VI

Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.

Vladimir Putin

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

John Carmack
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