Friday, 22 June 2012


A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. - Thomas H. Huxley

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.- Lao Tzu

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

Difficulties make you a jewel. - Japanese Proverb

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. - Seneca

Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted. - William Hastie

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

If one does not climb over the rock of difficulties one cannot reach the plateau of happiness. - Unknown

It is not because it is difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. - Seneca

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence. - Titus Livius

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. - Theodore N. Vail

Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right. - Unknown

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

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

The difficulties we experience always illuminate the lessons we need most. - Unknown

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. - Jim Rohn

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputations from storms and tempests. - Epictetus

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. - Horace Bushnell

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else doing it wrong, without comment. - Theodore H. White

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 work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. - Samuel Smiles

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. - Unknown

To strive with difficulties and to conquer them is the highest form of human felicity. - Samuel Johnson

Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ronald E. Osborn

We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before; and it changed for the better; so I trust it will again; If difficulties arise; we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times. - George Washington

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. - Saint Francis De Sales

If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. - Dan Rather

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