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"Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century." - Angela Merkel

"By facing our challenges and overcoming them, we grow stronger, wiser, and more compassionate." - John Templeton

"The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery." - Charles Rangel

"A feeling of confidence and personal power comes from facing challenges and overcoming them." - Brian Tracy

"The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery." - Charles B Rangel

"Facing facts is always empowering." - Eckhart Tolle

"Merit challenges envy." - John Dryden

"There are some quite tricky challenges facing everybody working in Crimea and I shall be engaging with various government people." - David Nabarro

"We are stronger together. We are stronger together in facing our internal challenges and our external ones." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm going to deliver a detailed policy address on one of the greatest challenges facing our country today, illegal immigration." - Donald Trump

"I have never lived through any time in my career when there haven't been grave challenges facing newspapers." - Donald Newhouse

"Every movie presents its challenges." - Jack Black

"I always expect unexpected challenges." - Sugar Ray Leonard

"I'm always looking for challenges." - Aaron Rodgers

"Crises are challenges, not calamities." - Guy Verhofstadt

"We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West." - Hillary Clinton

"Few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear." - Barack Obama

"Global warming is not just the greatest environmental challenge facing our planet - it is one of our greatest challenges of any kind." - Barack Obama

"Say no to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture, a culture that assumes that you are incapable of taking on responsibility and facing the great challenges of life!" - Pope Francis

"My parents insisted that we should always be respectful, never forget where we come from and that we are part of the challenges facing our people" - Patrice Motsepe

"Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions." - Pope Francis

"The American people aren't focused on the debates of the past. They're focused on their future. They're focused on the challenges that we're facing at home and abroad." - Mike Pence

"I think that Sarah Palin really missed the chance to educate the public on what some of the challenges her son is actually facing." - Jon Soltz

"I know that, throughout the world, there are good men and women concerned with the greatest challenges facing society today - poverty, illiteracy, and disease." - Nelson Mandela

"The challenges facing Britain required not just a cool head, but a heart burning with the desire for change - not business as usual but a bold vision." - Michael Gove

"One of the biggest challenges facing the globe is the gap that exists in the wealth and standards of living enjoyed by the world's nations." - Brian Behlendorf

"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military." - Duncan Hunter

"I'm not a person who embraces challenges. I run from challenges. I break world records running from challenges." - Larry David

"I like challenges that test your ingenuity." - Colin Baker

"Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself." - Shakuntala Devi

"I love overcoming challenges and fear." - Laura Wilkinson

"The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Liquor is such a nice substitute for facing adult life." - Dorothy B. Hughes

"The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils." - Martin H Fischer

"I welcome challenges. I like challenges. It gives me a reason to keep going." - Rose Namajunas

"Defeating terrorism in Libya can only be achieved through the political and institutional determination of a united Libyan government, which will need the strong and unequivocal support from the international community in confronting the myriad challenges facing Libya." - Bernardino Leon

"To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges." - Paulo Coelho

"We are facing incredible challenges in the economy of the U.S. and the economy of the globe, but the stock market, we never know whether it's over-discounted or under-discounted or got exactly right its anticipation." - John C. Bogle

"I congratulate NUS for launching a new degree, a bachelor of environmental studies. This is a most timely initiative. One of the biggest challenges facing Asia is to reconcile Asia's rapid economic development with care for the environment." - Tommy Koh

"Meditation is meeting eternity in the present moment. It is resolving every problem as it comes. It is resolving every tension as it creeps in. It is facing the challenges of life in a non-fearful way." - Vimala Thakar

"I believe that the future for a more effective, more efficient way of approaching the challenges Europe is facing is going to be more properly and more effectively handled and seen through the member states." - Viktor Orban

"I wrote the book 'Grace, Gold & Glory' because I had to overcome many challenges and hardships. I wanted to share my story to let anyone facing hardships know that your dream is still possible." - Gabby Douglas

"At a time when the European project is facing challenges, it's especially important to show the benefits of economic integration by continuing to invest in our people and working to reduce inequality, both within and across our countries." - Barack Obama

"If we look at the complexity of the challenges facing western societies today, we see that the problems are not really about outsiders, but have their roots much closer to home." - Mariana Mazzucato

"I have certainly faced my fair share and will likely come across more. These experiences have been fuel for my music. Facing these challenges has forced me to recognize my own inner strength." - Wendy Starland

"I think we can make a contribution to their [Saudi Arabia] thinking as they decide how they should deal with the economic and social challenges that they are facing." - Colin Powell

"It's clear that the medium and long-run fiscal challenges facing the country have to do with the rise of entitlement spending, they have to do with the longer run imbalances that we've created in the structure of the system." - Austan Goolsbee

"How to strike the right balance between our privacy and our expectation that the state will protect us and facilitate our freedom is one of the most difficult challenges facing us all." - David Blunkett

"The state is facing a unique and extraordinary set of challenges and opportunities that demand the involvement of all of us to address them. It's time for everyone to pull together to improve California's competitiveness." - Carly Fiorina

"Having a Congress with a more diverse educational and professional background would serve the country well. And given the budget challenges facing America today, we might benefit from a few more cold, calculating problem solvers, and fewer courtroom impresarios." - John Sununu

"Our task is a great one, not just because of how far we have fallen. Our task is a great one because of the challenges facing the people we seek to serve." - Johann Lamont

"Pennsylvania is facing challenging economic times, a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, and negative cash flow projections. My Budget Deficit and Fiscal Stabilization Task Force will get to work to determine the scope of the challenges facing Pennsylvania and begin to discuss how we can get Pennsylvania's fiscal house in order." - Tom Wolf

"I think cyber security, cyber warfare will be one of the biggest challenges facing the next president, because clearly we're facing at this point two different kinds of adversaries. There are the independent hacking groups that do it mostly for commercial reasons to try to steal information that they can use to make money." - Hillary Clinton

"Stress is not bad but a necessary part of facing life's challenges. Whilst the dreamers maintain the delusion that 'all accidents are preventable' the rest of us know that the bumps and challenges of life are necessary for learning, resilience and maturation. There can be no resilience without stress, and no learning without risk." - Rob Long

"Senator Obama will be taking office at a critical juncture. There are many pressing challenges facing the international community, including the global financial crisis and global warming. We look forward to working closely with President-elect Obama and his team to address these challenges." - Helen Clark

"Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy." - Plutarch

"Obstacles are challenges for winners and excuses for losers." - Marijane Meaker

"Reason is afraid of defeat, But intuition enjoys challenges" - Paulo Coelho

"I look for challenges to keep me going." - Paul Pierce

"Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom." - John Earl Shoaff

"..Critically intervene in a way that challenges and changes." - Bell Hooks

"Our challenges do' define us, our actions do." - Michael J Fox

"Every movie has its complexities and its challenges." - Simon Kinberg

"Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself." - Michael Johnson

"I need some challenges in love or I'm bored." - Simon Baker

"I accept sceptics, you've got to have challenges." - Dan Aykroyd

"No nation can meet the world's challenges alone." - Hillary Clinton

"I think each role has had different challenges." - Chad Lowe

"The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it." - Warren G. Bennis

"Things like depression and obesity are global challenges." - Jane Mcgonigal

"I believe that every human being has mental challenges." - Sandra Bullock

"Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open." - James Broughton

"Stepping on that line for me, it will be about facing my fears." - Lolo Jones

"This 'one big plan' thinking leads to a lot of the problems we're facing." - Clara Mamet

"But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you?" - Khalil Gibran

"Being "brave" means doing or facing something frightening. ... Being "fearless" means being without fear." - Penelope Leach

"Male friends do not always face each other; they stand side by side, facing the world." - Carolyn Heilbrun

"Emotional sickness is avoiding reality at any cost. Emotional health is facing reality at any cost." - M Scott Peck

"Man is the problem, and we live with various stratagems for not facing it." - Allan Bloom

"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls." - Carl Jung

"Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong." - Sarah Dessen

"Victory usually goes to those green enough to underestimate the monumental hurdles they are facing." - Richard P Feynman

"You don't play 162 games without facing some adversity during the course of the year." - Tom Glavine

"We are the greatest country in the world but we are facing serious issues." - Rick Larsen

"Quite frankly, the federal government needs - as it needs to on so many levels - to be a better partner to provinces and municipalities with the challenges their citizens are facing. I think a federal government that collects appropriate data and actually understands what people are challenged with in their daily lives, and in their hopes and dreams, is going to be able to help with municipalities and provinces in addressing various challenges like these." - Justin Trudeau

"When you look at what is happening to our world-and it is hard to look at what's happening to our water, our air, our trees, our fellow species-it becomes clear that unless you have some roots in a spiritual practice that holds life sacred and encourages joyful communion with all your fellow beings, facing the enormous challenges ahead becomes nearly impossible." - Joanna Macy

"Nothing surprises me anymore. We'll keep doing what we're doing. I'm going to keep going forward with solutions that I want to see applied to this great country, the challenges that we're facing. And things like that [e-mails as governor published] are going to be perhaps a distraction for others. They won't distract me." - Sarah Palin

"Their words of encouragement were just what I needed. I was doing a great job, and I appreciated their cheers. I felt a dormlike camaraderie in the burn unit, since each of us knew the challenges we were facing like no one else could, and therefore how meaningful each triumph was." - Stephanie Nielson

"Thousands of climate scientists agree that global warming is not only the most threatening environmental problem but also one of the greatest challenges facing all of humanity. We must demand a separation between oil and state. We can get off oil and slow global warming." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"This is a timely and relevant initiative. The environmental challenges facing Singapore and the region are becoming more complex. Tackling them will require inter-disciplinary approaches combined with a good understanding of science, economics and governance aspects. The NUS Bachelor of Environment programme will fill a much needed gap in the current framework. NEA is pleased to be a partner to this programme." - Andrew Tan

"The issues facing working women and their families are closest to my heart. I decided to focus intently on the challenges military wives face because they juggle the same pressures as their nonmilitary peers, all while coping as single parents while their loved ones are overseas. I wanted to help make their voices heard." - Michelle Obama

"When we are weak, we can still be strong. When we're under the greatest stress and facing the greatest challenges, it may be the best day of our lives, for God is working to make us into the people he wants us to be." - Casey Treat

"We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West. If one looks around the Western world, one can see the rumblings of discontent, almost regardless of polictical systems, as we come face to face with the problems that the modern age has dealt us." - Hillary Clinton

"The challenges facing our country today, I think, have even more even to do with America's place in the world, with a struggling economy that isn't producing the jobs that Americans long to see, with the kind of economic policies that seem to have other countries winning and America losing." - Mike Pence

"Egypt's priorities in fact are all related to the environment: food, water, health, energy, employment and education. Egypt is facing some very serious environmental challenges. The country has limited natural resources and has to decide how to manage these to meet the needs of a growing population." - Mindy Baha El Din

"I visited the Ethiopian National Project which was created by the government to fully integrate Ethiopian Jews into Israel's society. They're still facing a lot of challenges with poverty, unemployment but the Ethiopian National Project is really doing an extraordinary job in empowering the Ethiopian community to be successful." - Cory Booker

"EMILY's List has worked a lot with swing women voters over the years, and one thing we've learned is that they are very cynical about politics and politicians. They very much want help with the challenges facing them and their families, and they feel like most politicians don't understand or want to lift a finger to help them out." - Ellen Malcolm

"The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy." - Timothy Geithner

"While Washington pays lip service to the challenges facing small businesses, it repeatedly chooses its own expansion over results. In effect, government has become a huge silent partner in all businesses, often taking a majority of the profits and forcing many unprofitable business decisions without the risk that it will be fired." - David Malpass

"There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity." - Richard Rogers

"Asteroids are deep-space bodies orbiting the Sun, not the Earth, and traveling to one would mean sending humans into solar orbit for the very first time. Facing those challenges of radiation, navigation and life support on a months-long trip millions of miles from home would be a perfect learning journey before a Mars trip." - Rusty Schweickart

"I don't look at football as a violent, barbaric sport. It's a very spiritual sport, especially for someone facing the challenges during a game: the fear of failure, the fear of getting too big an ego, of making a mistake and everybody criticizing you." - Troy Polamalu

"Unfortunately, the genuine relationships and friendships that some of us have developed across the aisle in recent years does not translate into a willingness to seek compromise, consensus, or middle ground on the major challenges facing our state. The extreme ideology of the self-styled Tea Party legislators in Arizona absolutely rules the day." - Kyrsten Sinema

"I started off with a company, InfoSpace, with my own funding. The company was listed among the most successful companies and I went on to start Intelius and Moon Express. Now, I focus my time on using the skills of an entrepreneur to solve many of the grand challenges facing us in the areas of education, healthcare, clean water and energy." - Naveen Jain

"I understand why so many Americans are fed up with government. The 112th Congress was almost universally derided as the worst ever. It was the most polarized body since the end of Reconstruction, according to one study, and I grew embarrassed by its partisan bickering, inactivity, and refusal to address the vital challenges facing America." - Olympia Snowe

"There were so many lessons I learned the hard way: missing out on a raise because I didn't know to ask, having colleagues consistently get credit for my ideas because of how I spoke up in meetings. When I looked for a resource that addressed the challenges I was facing, I couldn't find it. There was nothing." - Kathryn Minshew

"The most important thing the federal government can do is actually sit down with municipal leaders and provincial premiers to talk about the challenges they're facing in their particular areas. That's something I've committed to being a much better partner on than this current government, which doesn't like to talk to other levels of government." - Justin Trudeau

"If children are hungry, they need to be fed. It's hard to learn if your stomach is growling. We need to take that on. If students can't see the blackboard, need eyeglasses, we need to do that. If students need a social worker or counselor to work through the challenges they're facing at home in the community, we need to do that." - Arne Duncan

"Along with opportunities, there also exist many other tricky and complex issues to be managed in India. These include tackling both policy-level challenges and infrastructure challenges." - Gautam Adani

"Either you face the challenges in life head on or back out. And I am not someone to back out from challenges." - Harbhajan Singh

"A man can no more be a Christian without facing evil and conquering it than he can be a soldier without going to battle, facing the cannon's mouth, and encountering the enemy in the field." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down But no, I'm not breaking." - Miley Cyrus

"If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Humanity is facing a challenge unlike any we've ever had to confront. We are in an unprecedented period of change." - David Suzuki

"If you are facing a difficult task do' put it off. If you do it will just keep tormenting you." - Joyce Meyer

"I tell ya, with my wife, I got no sex life. Her favorite position is facing Bloomingdale's." - Rodney Dangerfield

"To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads." - Betsy Canas Garmon

"If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking." - Saying

"We are facing extreme volatility." - Carlos Ghosn

"Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow." - Manny Pacquiao

"One of the challenges of the movie is there are no apologies or excuses." - John Landis

"one sank into the ancient sin of anomie when challenges failed." - Carolyn Heilbrun

"My perspective has blossomed. There's always more to learn and more challenges." - LeCrae

"I believe that challenges can push us beyond what we might otherwise be able to accomplish." - Jim Abbott

"See challenges vs. roadblocks." - Robyn Benincasa

"Republicans face unexpected challenges in coastal South amid shrinking white vote" - Douglas A. Blackmon

"Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for." - Travis White

"The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests." - Xi Jinping

"What's really amazing about games is how they change our emotional response to challenges" - Jane Mcgonigal

"There are always challenges with books , deciding what to include and what to omit." - Patricia Leavy

"The faithfulness of God in the past fortifies believers for future challenges." - Max Anders

"We all love challenges." - Dwayne Johnson

"We have become accustomed to living our life with joy amidst pain and challenges" - Dana Reeve

"We mistrust anything that too strongly challenges our ideal of mediocrity." - Robertson Davies

"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself." - Muhammad Ali

"What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats." - Paulo Coelho

"The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip." - Zig Ziglar

"Life is made up of challenges that cannot be solved but only accepted." - Roger Ebert

"I love challenges." - Max Baucus

"There were different challenges along the way. Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant." - Leroy Chiao

"We are a nation that seeks out solutions and refuses to ignore challenges." - Chris Chocola

"Everyone has challenges and lessons to learn - we wouldn't be who we are without them." - Sean Combs

"The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges." - Edsger Dijkstra

"Thinking about the future is fundamentally important to dealing with the challenges of today." - Jamais Cascio

"I think with challenges, you either overcome them or you fall behind and become a statistic." - Martin Klebba

"Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely." - Thurgood Marshall

"To me, basic SEAL training was a lifetime of challenges crammed into six months." - William H Mcraven

"We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges." - Tim Bernerslee

"China is still a developing country with a myriad of tasks and challenges." - Li Keqiang



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