Difficulty Quotes

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

George Savile

Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.

William Hastie

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.


Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty

William Bennett

The great difficulty with politics is, that there are no established principles.

Napoleon Bonaparte

But what of the voice and judgment of conscience? The difficulty is that we have a conscience behind our conscience, an intellectual one behind the moral. We can see quite well that our opinions of what is noble and good, our moral valuations, are powerful levers where action is concerned; but we must begin by refining these opinions and independently creating for ourselves new tables of values.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

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

Peter De Vries

The difficulty with color is to go beyond the fact that it's color ñ to have it be not just a colorful picture but really be a picture about something. It's difficult. So often color gets caught up in color, and it becomes merly decorative. Some photographers use it brilliantly to make visual statements combining color and content; otherwise it is empty.

Mary Ellen Mark

The Three Rules of Work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity

Albert Einstein

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


Necessity, oftener than facility, has been the mother of invention; and the most prolific school of all has been the school of difficulty.

Samuel Smiles

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.

Marcus Tulius Cicero

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

Albert Einstein

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.


Where there is no difficulty there is no praise.

Samuel Johnson
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