Difficulty Quotes

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.

James Russell Lowell

Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams

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

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

Edgar Degas

Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.

Anne Rice

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

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

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

Frank Harris

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

John Carmack

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

Vladimir Putin

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

Pope Paul VI

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.


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

Samuel Smiles

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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