Difficulty Quotes

What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of effort required to accomplish something! A mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a scarecrow to children and fools and a stimulus to real men.

Samuel Warren

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.

Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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 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 human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.

John Berger

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.

F. Murray Abraham

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 chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.

H. P. Blavatsky

Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.

Gloria Estefan

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Arsene Wenger

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

Nora Ephron

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.

William C. Bryant

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.

Lance Loud

Because of the tension and difficulty, I remember trying to do the silliest things when we weren't rolling cameras, anything to lift the spirits. But once on set, it was important to have full concentration.

Madeleine Stowe
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