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Positive Quotes about Difficulty

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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

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

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

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Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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.
- Epictetus

 

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

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

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

The sense organs experience the external light,
sound, etc.
with difficulty; the different sense organs only have
a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
- Johannes P. Muller

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 apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest
of men have had to serve.
- Samuel Smiles

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

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

I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty
in causing my rights to be respected.
- Eli Whitney

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
- Tony Robbins

The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is
the hope and the shattered hope,
the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn't happen.
- Brooke Shields

Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.
- Elvis Costello

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's
very different from most of the ones I've had of late.
Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
- Douglas Adams

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.
When I am honest I never feel stupid.
And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
- Hugh Prather

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle
of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that
we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
- Gregory Bateson

The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend,
the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
- Henry Home

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

I really worked to try and be creative enough on the
guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would
know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
- Brad Paisley

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

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal,
part of your being yearns, not for a doctor,
but for a medicine man.
- Shana Alexander

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

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible
and necessary to resolve it.
- Rene Descartes

Evil is always possible.
Goodness is a difficulty.
- Anne Rice

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

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

But whatever the POV, and the difficulty of forcing
the action into a particular frame,
stay within it.
- Arthur Herzog

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty,
hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt

I have absolutely no difficulty myself with the playing
of God Save the Queen in the presence of Her Majesty.
- John Howard

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in
new reality was even greater given that the level of
similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
- Andrzej Wajda

In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty
is your lack of control as a writer.
- Terry Southern

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty
of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.
- Gloria Swanson

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.
- F. Murray Abraham

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
- Will Rogers

The chief difficulty which prevents men of science
from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.
- H. P. Blavatsky

It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end.
Don't try to find it, it's there already.
- Tom Cora

It's often difficult for us to act compassionately,
but sacred art eases the difficulty by ennobling us.
- Huston Smith

A friend is long sought, hardly found,
and with difficulty kept.
- St.
Jerome

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

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

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty,
then we wait forever.
And miss the entire point.
- Dirk Benedict

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

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 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 difficulty of literature is not to write,
but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader,
but to affect him precisely as you wish.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish.
Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
- Eric Hoffer

The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.
- Zane Grey

A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened
by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it,
is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
- Anthony Trollope

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

The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public
sees where his decisions lead -
higher inflation,
higher interest rates, higher taxes,
sluggish growth,
and a jobless recovery.
- Karl Rove

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses,
Mr. Henry returns from this place.
In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
- Zebulon Pike

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

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick
you harder than you bargain for.
- Stanislaus I

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form.
The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific,
concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
- J. P. Morgan

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

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We debated long over the situation for it is a very
difficult question and all of us recognize its difficulty.
- Henry L. Stimson

The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one,
for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
- John Clare

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

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues,
and can moderate their desires more than their words.
- Baruch Spinoza

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility
and leaves the memory with difficulty.
Magical music never leaves the memory.
- Thomas Beecham

Now the difficulty with those warnings is that they were not specific.
- Lee H. Hamilton


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