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Obstacle Quotes

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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

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The greatest obstacle to a Joyful Life
is your "story" about your life.
Your story is filled with perceives needs and obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With a penetrating vision
you can dissipate the obstruction,
remove the obstacle,
dissolve the wrong condition.
- Ernest Holmes

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

 

We're making far too big a deal out of our sexual preferences.
It's just another form of narcissism,
and I think it can be a big problem and a tremendous obstacle.
- Andrew Cohen

The budget evolved from a management tool into an obstacle to management.
- Charles Edwards

The greatest obstacle to international understanding
is the barrier of language.
- Christopher Dawson

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Fear is your greatest obstacle - so question your fear.
If it does not serve your greatest life then do not make it your master.
- Joy Page

Every day some new fact comes to light -
some new obstacle which threatens the gravest obstruction.
I suppose this is the reason which makes the game so well worth playing.
- Robert Falcon Scott

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

Try not to turn your life into a race,
least of all an obstacle race.
- Jose Bergamin

I don't really think in terms of obstacles.
My biggest obstacle is always myself.
- Steve Earle

So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies
is not geology but what happens above ground:
international affairs,
politics, investment and technology.
- Daniel Yergin

One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited,
return them, and give them away without any scruples;
while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle.
- Markus Wolf

I know nothing about producing TV drama and any involvement
on my part is liable to prove an obstacle to the producers,
so I prefer to be a cheerleader and let them get on with it.
- Bernard Cornwell

I think isolation is one of the greatest problems,
an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity.
- Elfriede Jelinek

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
- Ellen Terry

Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.
- Wally Amos

If there's specific resistance to women making movies,
I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons:
I can't change my gender,
and I refuse to stop making movies.
- Kathryn Bigelow

The left has come to regard common sense -
the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community -
as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
- Christopher Lasch

In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome,
stubbornness is stupid.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American
education is complacency.
- Diane Ravitch

Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an
inevitable complement to it.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

If the past has been an obstacle and a burden,
knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
- John Acton

Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total,
and it was this total alienation that was the biggest
obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness.
- Bruno Bauer

Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma.
Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
- Brad Henry

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure.
I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my
goal of becoming a successful executive.
- Scott Adams

The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation.
These are two things that have nothing to do with each other.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

The business is a very tricky obstacle course,
and you should be very clear about work begetting work.
If you're not working, you're not interesting.
- Elisabeth Rohm

Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race,
with me as the chief obstacle.
- Jack Paar

Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with
insurmountable political obstacles,
but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one
has no desire to surmount it.
- Theodor Herzl

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
- Don Marquis

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that
there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity
and are able to turn both to their advantage.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the
necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
- Robert Benchley

An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success
when it is made in place of your best effort or when
it is used as the object of the blame.
- Bo Bennett

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who
are poor or members of minority groups that hard work
and preparation cannot cure.
- Barbara Jordan

A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it.
You know you never know when that next obstacle is
going to be the last one.
- Chuck Norris

Intolerance is itself a form of violence
and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding
the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows
to the most radical elements of society.
- Vito Fossella

Clearly, this Sino-Japanese War of more than four years
was a considerable burden on Japan's national power
and an obstacle to the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
- Tojo Hideki

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been
a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the
data describing the events occurring at the time of death.
- Stanislav Grof

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle
to those who want to learn.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.
Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle.
It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
- Eric Butterworth

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

The tendency to aggression is an innate,
independent, instinctual disposition in man...
it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
- Sigmund Freud

The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road.
It must catch fire if you want to go further.
- Franz Kafka

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,
became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

In my career I have never felt that my being a woman
was an obstacle or an advantage.
I guess I've been oblivious.
- Carole King

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome.
All that an obstacle does with brave men is,
not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
- Woodrow Wilson

The diversity in the faculties of men,
from which the rights of property originate,
is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests.
The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
- James Madison

An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers,
and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command,
my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.
- Henry Morton Stanley

To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge
as has come under my notice,
my own previously expressed views, and also describe
and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility.
- Lawrence Hargrave

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s,
discouragement s, and impossibilities:
It is this,
that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
- Thomas Carlyle

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
with the sleigh full of toys, and St.
Nicholas too.
- Clement Clarke Moore

We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed
research employing hundreds of workers for many years,
and this cannot be done without risking the loss of
independence and originality.
This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
- John Desmond Bernal

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle,
cutting off the soul from what it desires.
If a man would travel far along the mystic road,
he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness,
passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
- Aldous Huxley

Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life,
and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who
lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.
- Andrew Bernstein

The cost of adding a feature isn't just the time it takes to code it.
The cost also includes the addition of an obstacle to future expansion.
The trick is to pick the features that don't fight each other.
- John Carmack

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship
is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage,
yet the Republican leadership has done precious little
to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.
- Kendrick Meek

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes,
who are highly influential and tend to view religion
as primitive superstition.
They believe that science has left atheism as the only
respectable intellectual stance.
- Robert Bork

The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before,
but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access.
It is an American dream, and I think that one of our
challenges is to find a way to make that available.
- Roy Romer

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt
whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool;
the truest heroism is to resist the doubt;
and the profoundest wisdom,
to know when it ought to be resisted,
and when it be obeyed.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had,
Mother Church ranks at the very top,
a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom.
She has been a force for conservatism...
to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
- Bernadette Devlin

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Overcome obstacles - grow and bloom anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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