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Difficulty Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Difficulty

Please enjoy these Difficulty Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

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

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

 

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

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

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Difficulties show men what they are.
In case of any difficulty,
remember that God has pitted you
against a rough antagonist
that you may be a conqueror,
and this cannot be without toil.
- Epictetus

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

The difficulty of literature is not to write,
but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader,
but to affect him precisely as you wish.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened
by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it,
is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
- Anthony Trollope

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish.
Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
- Eric Hoffer

The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.
- Zane Grey

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

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

The human imagination...
has great difficulty in living strictly within the
confines of a materialist practice or philosophy.
It dreams, like a dog in its basket,
of hares in the open.
- John Berger

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

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It's often difficult for us to act compassionately,
but sacred art eases the difficulty by ennobling us.
- Huston Smith

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty,
hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.
- Gloria Estefan

Technological society has succeeded in multiplying
the opportunities for pleasure,
but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
- Pope Paul VI

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

What parent has it easy? I just never make the difficulty of it an obstacle.
I just do it.
- Marlee Matlin

I write for somebody who has my own limitations.
My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating,
which in my case comes from being a film viewer.
- Manuel Puig

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

The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in
new reality was even greater given that the level of
similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
- Andrzej Wajda

The honest truth is that if this government were to
propose the massacre of the first-born,
it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
- Diane Abbott

Some people carry their hearts in their heads;
very many carry their heads in their hearts.
The difficulty is to keep them apart,
yet both actively working together.
- Augustus Hare

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility
for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain
of the consequences of that behavior.
- M. Scott Peck

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

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds.
Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley

In regard to education, something has been done by
the Provincial Legislature;
but to build churches,
and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.
- John Strachan

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form.
The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific,
concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
- J. P. Morgan

What we're seeing early on is Democrats rallying around Al Gore,
Republicans rallying around George Bush and the difficulty
of anybody else to get any room in the race.
- Stuart Rothenberg

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's
very different from most of the ones I've had of late.
Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
- Douglas Adams

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.
When I am honest I never feel stupid.
And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
- Hugh Prather

I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life,
but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely
avoid a high degree of difficulty.
- Barbara Kruger

I really worked to try and be creative enough on the
guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would
know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
- Brad Paisley

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

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is
that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
- Alan Watts

The sense organs experience the external light,
sound, etc.
with difficulty; the different sense organs only have
a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
- Johannes P. Muller

But the basic difficulty still remains:
It is the expansion of Federal power,
about which I wish to express my alarm.
How easily we embrace such business.
- Everett Dirksen

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us,
unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing
can come out of the difficulty.
- Peter Marshall

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

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty,
then we wait forever.
And miss the entire point.
- Dirk Benedict

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one,
for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
- John Clare

I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent
people have in distinguishing what is controversial
from what is merely offensive.
- Nora Ephron

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal,
part of your being yearns, not for a doctor,
but for a medicine man.
- Shana Alexander

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

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

I have absolutely no difficulty myself with the playing
of God Save the Queen in the presence of Her Majesty.
- John Howard

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that
something can be true and untrue at the same time.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I used to find great difficulty in drawing feet.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

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

Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games
and the difficulty in the job is to combine both.
- Arsene Wenger

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one
you are trying to master and you will develop the powers
necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
- William Bennett

The difficulty in life is the choice.
- George A. Moore

In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty
is your lack of control as a writer.
- Terry Southern

A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding
must undergo the danger of trusting.
- George Savile

The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce,
but the unwillingness to share.
- Roy L. Smith


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