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Facing Difficulty Quotes


"Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Spain is facing an economic situation of extreme difficulty, I repeat, of extreme difficulty, and anyone who doesn't understand that is fooling themselves." - Mariano Rajoy

"Difficulty shows what men are." - Epictetus

"A difficulty for every solution." - Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

"There is no excellency without difficulty." - Ovid

"The difficulty is capturing surprise on film." - F Murray Abraham

"So he with difficulty and labor hard Mov'd on, with difficulty and labor be." - John Milton

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill

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

"Feet on ground, Heart in hand, Facing forward, Be yourself." - Jann Arden

"It only takes two facing mirrors to build a labyrinth." - Jorge Luis Borges

"True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid..." - L Frank Baum

"The most serious problem facing humankind is climate change." - Bill Nye

"Your difficulty and my difficulty and the difficulty of every individual who ever desired to achieve something worthwhile, comes in the movement." - Peter Nivio Zarlenga

"For an artist, a good place to be is you have some kind of influence and power to get things done, but in your essence you remain a nomad or a soldier facing a difficulty to be overcome." - Cai Guo-Qiang

"For an artist, a good place to be is you have some kind of influence and power to get things done, but in your essence you remain a nomad or a soldier facing a difficulty to be overcome." - Cai Guoqiang

"Parkinson's is a slow but inevitable process. It's hard living with it on a daily basis. The difficulty facing people with it is that they never quite know 'Can I or can't I do this today?'" - Helen Mirren

"The difficulty is to know conscience from self-interest." - William Dean Howells

"The sage regards things as difficult, and thereby avoids difficulty." - Laozi

"He who thinks with difficulty believes with alacrity." - Ambrose Bierce

"Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away." - Confucius

"Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character." - Tony Robbins

"The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing." - Elvis Costello

"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it." - Charles De Saintevremond

"Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty." - Anne Rice

"Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way." - Jeremy Collier

"You can't help but... with 20/20 hindsight, go back and say, 'Look, had we done something different, we probably wouldn't be facing what we are facing today.'" - Norman Schwarzkopf

"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity." - J. Sidlow Baxter

"A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities." - Charles De Gaulle

"I blush easily. I have difficulty meeting people's eye, difficulty with public speaking, the normal afflictions of the shy, but not to a paralysing degree." - Nicholson Baker

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

"I am facing the most difficult thing of my life, my own greatest failure." - Richard Paul Evans

"Unfortunately, I've been fighting injuries recently more than facing rivals in the ring." - Vitali Klitschko

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

"Facing them (men) with knives and spears was much easier than loving them, much easier." - Robert Jordan

"The pressure you are facing is not going to break you. It's going to make you." - Victoria Osteen

"I prefer to stay on the important issues facing the American people." - Bernie Sanders

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

"Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public." - Placido Domingo

"Whatever each individual woman is facing - only she knows her biggest challenge." - Gloria Steinem

"We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"It's not fun facing a ball going 97 mph, trust me." - Kevin Pietersen

"Alabama seniors all across the Third Congressional District continue facing high drug costs." - Mike Rogers

"Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I'm facing them." - Ethel Merman

"The 'Amazing' can only be created by facing fear, risk and failure during the process." - Joel Brown

"Ambiguity is really important to me. Part of the difficulty facing photographers is that almost any subject matter has accumulated a representational history, so to find a new discursive space, a space to wander around those subject matters, is a real challenge." - Larry Sultan

"Never trust advice from a man in the throes of his own difficulty." - Aesop

"The difficulty is no longer to find candidates for the offices, but offices for the candidates." - Thomas Jefferson

"...God knows you can have complication and difficulty without any compensating depth or seriousness" - Julian Barnes

"Difficulty is one of the prices that we pay for our blessings." - Sterling W Sill

"Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"The ultimate Path is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing." - Jianzhi Sengcan

"Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?" - Anonymous

"That which has been endured with difficulty is remedied with delight." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty." - Ovid

"The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing." - Horace

"Their rise is one of difficulty, whose merits are impeded by poverty." - Juvenal

"The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself." - Maya Angelou

"I hate false words, and seek with care, difficulty, and moroseness, those that fit the thing." - Walter Savage Landor

"But how to raise a sum in the different States has been my greatest difficulty." - Robert Fulton

"Passion is the degree of difficulty we are willing to endure to accomplish the goal." - Louie Giglio

"It is not possible to refer a complex difficulty to a single cause." - Helen Keller

"The divine power moves with difficulty, but at the same time surely." - Euripides

"It is easy to look down on others; to look down on ourselves is the difficulty." - Walter Savage Landor

"Oh, the difficulty of fixing the attention of men on the world within them!" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The writer, an old man with a white moustache, had some difficulty getting into bed." - Sherwood Anderson

"Report followeth not all goodness, except difficulty and rarity be joined thereto." - Michel De Montaigne

"In science novelty emerges only with difficulty, manifested by resistance, against a background provided by expectation." - Thomas Kuhn

"With difficulty he is beaten who can estimate his own forces and those of his enemy." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"A great man, who lives intimately with his admirers, with difficulty escapes being made ridiculous." - John Lancaster Spalding

"hate false words, and seek with care, difficulty, and moroseness, those that fit the thing." - Walter Savage Landor

"Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for." - Stanislaw Leszczynski

"The difficulty is not making a decision, it's living with the consequences." - Micah Baldwin

"When I paint I am ageless, I just have the pleasure or the difficulty of painting." - Francis Bacon

"The pragmatist knows that doubt is an art which has to be acquired with difficulty." - Charles Sanders Peirce

"There are some things which men confess with ease, and others with difficulty." - Epictetus

"The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later." - Confucius

"Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty." - Edgar Degas

"I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers." - Frank Harris

"Some things get written more quickly than others, but I can't really measure degrees of difficulty." - Paul Auster

"Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography." - Lance Loud

"Until one acknowledges the genius within oneself, one will have great difficulty recognizing it in others." - David R. Hawkins

"Difficulty adds to result, as the ramming of powder sends the bullet the further." - George Macdonald

"Middle-aged people can balance between believing in God and breaking all the commandments without difficulty." - T. H. White

"The fundamental difficulty in myothermic observations is the smallness of the changes involved and their rapidity." - Archibald Hill

"When an elder turns to face the dead, that means he turns away from facing the future and his own retirement in Phoenix, let's say. He turns and finds himself facing the children." - Robert Bly

"I know what's funny, and I probably know the best way to deliver the joke. Whether it's walking out of a room, facing that way, facing this way. I just have a sense of that." - James Burrows

"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

"Overpopulation is perhaps the biggest problem facing us, and immigration is part of that problem. It has to be addressed." - David R Brower

"Facing facts is always empowering." - Eckhart Tolle

"Standing facing the door in an elevator and pretending you're the only person there, no matter how crowded it is." - Paulo Coelho

"In reality, finding a way to raise taxes may well be the central political problem facing the United States." - David Leonhardt

"Faith doesn't mean an absence of fear. It means facing fear and trusting that God's goodness is greater." - Matt Chandler

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

"A lot of problems we are facing, essentially, man made problem. Own creation. Not due to lack of intelligence." - Dalai Lama

"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

"What do you think this very difficult situation will push? Especially in the hearts of those who are facing the starvation, facing the unemployment, facing this siege, facing the tragedy of their families - the poverty of their families. Some of them, they didn't find food to eat. What do you expect from them? In spite of death, our people are still patient. But patience has limits." - Yasser Arafat

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

"We never know the issues others may be facing, and it isn't up to us to judge actions and behavior." - Stacy Keibler

"I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction." - Steve Irwin

"I find teaching - I like it, but I find just walking into the classroom and facing the students very difficult." - Lydia Davis

"When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do." - Placido Domingo

"We are facing extreme volatility." - Carlos Ghosn

"Veganism is an answer for almost every problem facing the world in terms of hunger and climate change." - Sam Simon

"The whole difficulty I think that that we're facing now is the question of who is going to ensure that corporations are accountable. The problem with leaving it to activists and non-governmental organizations-even with the tool of the Internet at their disposal-is that those organizations and those people don't have the legal right to compel corporations to disclose information, and that is something that governments can do." - Joel Bakan

"No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know 'why' it happened." - Barbara Rose

"Maximum difficulty isn't the same as optimal difficulty." - Alfie Kohn

"My difficulty is only an - enormous - difficulty of expression." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Vision involves optimism and hope. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. The pessimist tends to hold back people of vision from pushing ahead." - J. Oswald Sanders

"But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell." - Lascelles Abercrombie

"There are interesting forms of difficulty, and there are unprofitable forms of difficulty. I mean, I enjoy some difficult poetry, but some of it is impenetrable and I actually wouldn't want to penetrate it if I could, perhaps." - Billy Collins

"Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty." - Lionel Trilling

"There has to be a measure of difficulty or problem-solving in travel for it to be worthwhile." - Paul Theroux

"A major difficulty in translation is that a word in one language seldom has a precise equivalent in another one." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"In a sick society, women who have difficulty fitting in are not ill but demonstrating a healthy and positive response." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"What is behind you is forgotten. You can't remember danger and difficulty when it is behind you" - Wanda Rutkiewicz

"Accept the difficulty of what you cannot yet change. But do not accept the impossibility of ever changing it." - Aubrey De Grey

"There is a correlation between people who attack same-sex marriage and have difficulty maintaining their own." - Barney Frank

"All real difficulty stems from no responsibility. Full responsibility is not fault; it is recognition of being cause." - L Ron Hubbard

"Difficulty excites the mind to the dignity which sustains and finally conquers misfortunes, and the ordeal refines while it chastens." - John Aughey

"The value of statuary is owing to its difficulty. You would not value the finest head cut upon a carrot." - Samuel Johnson

"If the poor only had profiles there would be no difficulty in solving the problem of poverty." - Oscar Wilde

"Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance, and make a seeming impossibility give way." - Jeremy Collier

"The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing. [Lat., Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit.]" - Horace

"When a man feels the difficulty of doing, can he be other than cautious and slow in speaking?" - Confucius

"The difficulty of course is that I like women. It is only wives I am in trouble with." - John Steinbeck

"I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty. [Lat., Ardua molimur; sed nulla nisi ardua virtus.]" - Ovid

"He who has resolved to conquer or die is seldom conquered; such noble despair perishes with difficulty." - Pierre Corneille

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

"The great difficulty about keeping the Ten Commandments is that no man can keep them and be a gentleman." - H L Mencken

"Why is it that we remember with difficulty and without difficulty forget? Learn with difficulty and without difficulty remain ignorant?" - Saint Augustine

"England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity." - Daniel O'Connell

"A man's intelligence does not increase as he acquires power. What does increase is the difficulty of telling him so." - D. Sutten

"The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality and must live with a character." - Peter De Vries

"Self-reliance conquers any difficulty." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"The difficulty of writing about sex, for women, is that sex is best when not thought about, not analysed." - Doris Lessing

"The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it, is almost generally reiterated through every department of education." - Joseph Lancaster

"I have a great deal of difficulty recognizing faces, especially if I haven't - if I've just met somebody, it's hopeless." - Chuck Close

"Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy." - Vladimir Putin

"Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words." - Baruch Spinoza

"The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish." - Gloria Swanson

"I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected." - Eli Whitney

"I had no difficulty as Secretary of Defense moving from the Bush administration to the Obama administration." - Robert M Gates

"We debated long over the situation for it is a very difficult question and all of us recognize its difficulty." - Henry L Stimson



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