Quotations on Difficulties

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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Perseverance, Difficulties, Effect, Obstacles, Patience)

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)

I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: People, Difficulties, Past, Years)

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Trust, Advice, Difficulties, Man)

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Men, People, Church, Difficulties, Living, Needs, Sharing, Trials, Understanding)

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Experience, Difficulties, Man, Needs, Obstacles, Spiritual, Will)

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
- Benjamin Banneker
(Keywords: Courage, Despair, Difficulties, Neglect, Sight)

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Successful, Difficulties, Nothing, Overcoming)

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Keywords: Accomplishments, Difficulties, Today, Tomorrow)

Concerned that others were not coming onto the summit and because I had no radio link to those below me, I began to wonder if there were difficulties down the mountain. I made the decision to descend.
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Keywords: Decision, Difficulties, Wonder)

Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought.
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Keywords: Thought, Difficulties, Language)

Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life.
- Fernand Braudel
(Keywords: History, Life, Difficulties, May, Paradoxes, Respect, Unity)

With the club now in administration and concern about where the money for land sale has gone, I know there are huge commercial difficulties to be resolved, but I hope that football will once again become the most important issue.
- Anne Campbell
(Keywords: Money, Hope, Concern, Difficulties, Football, Land, Now, Will)

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
- Oswald Chambers
(Keywords: God, Difficulties, Eyes)

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Conflict, Difficulties, Spirit)

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this question out of doors with friends or strangers, that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: War, Agreement, Difficulties, Friends, Question, Strangers)

I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.
- Bessie Coleman
(Keywords: Experience, Women, Difficulties, Flying, Open, School)

There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Men, Difficulties, Publishing, Worth)

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: People, Being, Difficulties, Publishing, Worth)

Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: War, Sympathy, Arguments, Difficulties, Help, May, Respect, State, Will)

Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
- Henry Drummond
(Keywords: Men, Life, Difficulties, Obstacles)

A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.
- Robert Emmet
(Keywords: Power, Difficulties, Force, Fortune, Man, Memory)

The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends.
- J. William Fulbright
(Keywords: Power, Cause, Difficulties, Excess, Feeling, Results, Wrong)

Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Keywords: Love, Difficulties, Energy)

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Strength, Difficulties, Fighting)

Your candor is worth everything to your cause. It is refreshing to find a person with a new theory who frankly confesses that he finds difficulties, insurmountable, at least for the present.
- Asa Gray
(Keywords: Candor, Cause, Difficulties, Present, Theory, Worth)

One of the difficulties about interviewing people in Rwanda is that the country is trying to get on with ordinary life and some people just don't want to get involved in this.
- Tony Greig
(Keywords: Life, People, Country, Difficulties, Trying, Want)

Americans wanted to settle all our difficulties with Russia and then go to the movies and drink Coke.
- W. Averell Harriman
(Keywords: Movies, Americans, Difficulties, Russia)

I was grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. The political violence really started in 1970-1971. The political difficulties start a little bit beyond that.
- John Hume
(Keywords: Opportunity, Difference, Difficulties, Violence)

There is no excuse for this administration shielding information about Iraq and the fact that we have great difficulties there from the American people.
- Jay Inslee
(Keywords: People, American, Difficulties, Fact, Information, Iraq)

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Life, Success, Difficulties, Pleasure, Wishes)

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung
(Keywords: Health, Difficulties, Man, Needs)

So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don't want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.
- Kim Dae Jung
(Keywords: Ability, Difficulties, Want)

I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from, you know, lack of market economy.
- Kim Dae Jung
(Keywords: Cause, Difficulties, Economy, Present)

So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future.
- Kim Dae Jung
(Keywords: Government, Difficulties, Future, Isolation, Present)

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
- Abdul Kalam
(Keywords: Success, Difficulties, Man, Needs)

There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
- Arthur Keith
(Keywords: Building, Difficulties, Diversity, Evolution, Population, Protection, Restraint)

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Happiness, Success, Difficulties, Joy, Lies)

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
- Titus Livius
(Keywords: Intelligence, Nature, Difficulties, Exercise, May)

War is being declared tomorrow here so perhaps you can understand that I have been working under difficulties, but difficulties negligible compared with what others have to go through.
- Malcolm Lowry
(Keywords: War, Being, Difficulties, Tomorrow)

We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties.
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Keywords: Knowledge, Difficulties, Philosophy)

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
- Peter Marshall
(Keywords: Life, Difficulties, Pressure)

The left-leaning thinking that dominates the movie business follows a common liberal instinct to deny the spiritual dimension to every problem, thereby profoundly compounding the difficulties.
- Michael Medved
(Keywords: Business, Difficulties, Instinct, Liberal, Spiritual, Thinking)

We're also fairly stubborn, I think, fairly independent. We have our share of difficulties with our federal government, although I've tried to as I am here encourage a better way of discussing those problems.
- Dan Miller
(Keywords: Government, Difficulties, Problems)

Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious falling off in general business.
- John Moody
(Keywords: Business, Difficulties, First)

One of my kids was born in 1968. There were going to be political difficulties, but they were never going to have that level of hatred and contempt that my brothers and my sister and myself were exposed to.
- Toni Morrison
(Keywords: Sister, Brothers, Contempt, Difficulties, Hatred, Kids)

What I do say is, yes, children may be resilient and they have been able to deal with all sorts of difficulties they have faced, but the bottom line is this: I believe very strongly children need a mother and a father in the home.
- Timothy Murphy
(Keywords: Home, Mother, Father, Children, Difficulties, May)

There's always difficulties and challenges in every life, I don't care how much money you make, where you live... and that's something this film speaks to.
- Ryan Phillippe
(Keywords: Money, Life, Care, Difficulties, Film)

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
(Keywords: Dawn, Difficulties, Light, Will)

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