Difficulty Quotes

People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.

William Faulkner

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

Kahlil Gibran,

When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself.

Ryszard Kapuscinski

We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, Blessed are they that morn.

C.S. Lewis

Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.

Orison Swett Marden

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint

Don Marquis

It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men.

William Mathews

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

To fight fear, act. To increase fear -- wait, put off postpone.

Dr. David Schwartz

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.

Marsha Sinetar

It is not ease but effort, not facility but difficult, that makes man. There is perhaps no station in life in which difficulties do not have to be encountered and overcome before any decided means of success can be achieved.

Samuel Smiles

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties

C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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