Difficulties Quotes

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In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

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It is difficulties that show what men are.
The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.

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Life's difficulties are merely necessary roughage.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.


Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.


It is not possible to refer a complex difficulty to a single cause.
When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Tragedy, difficulty and pain keep coming back because they are things for us to learn from.

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.  The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict!
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence, no matter where the obstacles are encountered.
Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.


Serious difficulties don't vanish by themselves, they are standing around your bed when you open your eyes the next morning.
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.


The greater the obstacle, the greater the glory in overcoming it; and difficulties are but the maids of honor to set off the virtue.


The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties, the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Difficulties are God's errands.  And when we are sent upon them we should esteem it as a proof of God's confidence—as a compliment from God.


Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness—a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it.  In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us.
The man of character finds an especial attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.


It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific nation, that great characters are formed.  The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.

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Difficulties flee before absolute fearlessness, though they are very real and formidable to the timid and hesitating, and grow larger and larger and more formidable with vacillating contemplation.
That fortitude which has encountered no dangers, that prudence which has surmounted no difficulties, that integrity which has been attacked by no temptation, can at best be considered but as gold not yet brought to the test, of which therefore the true value cannot be assigned.

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