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Difficulty Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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 work of many of the greatest men,
inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty.
They have struggled against the tide,
and reached the shore exhausted.
- Samuel Smiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil
unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe
in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

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

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

The honest truth is that if this government were to
propose the massacre of the first-born,
it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
- Diane Abbott

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

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

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 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

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

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

It's the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually,
when it went from TV to film.
You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.
- Rowan Atkinson

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

I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life,
but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely
avoid a high degree of difficulty.
- Barbara Kruger

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

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

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

What parent has it easy? I just never make the difficulty of it an obstacle.
I just do it.
- Marlee Matlin

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

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

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

I think one ages and one dates.
I tend to have a good deal of difficulty in liking some of the new poets.
- James Laughlin

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

What we're seeing early on is Democrats rallying around Al Gore,
Republicans rallying around George Bush and the difficulty
of anybody else to get any room in the race.
- Stuart Rothenberg

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

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

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

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

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

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that
something can be true and untrue at the same time.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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 for most of us in the modern world is
that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
- Alan Watts

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

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas
as in escaping from old ones.
- John Maynard Keynes

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

In regard to education, something has been done by
the Provincial Legislature;
but to build churches,
and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.
- John Strachan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy,
for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
- Henri Frederic Amiel


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