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Obstacles Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Obstacles

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

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Related topics: Positive Motivational

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

 

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Overcome obstacles - grow and bloom anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path.
One choice makes us slaves to circumstance,
while the other empowers us, and motivates us
to follow our dreams - and our happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Everybody goes through obstacles and problems and issues
and turn their backs on people that we are fond of
and love just because we hurt;
and everybody goes through that.
- Boris Kodjoe

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles,
some act of vision, of faith, of desire.
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
- Martha Graham

I don't really think in terms of obstacles.
My biggest obstacle is always myself.
- Steve Earle

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make
up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles,
but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before
which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
- John Quincy Adams

But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive.
- George Weinberg

If you can find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
- Frank Howard Clark

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles,
and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
- Gustav Stresemann

There are many challenges, there are many obstacles;
let us try to change the obstacles to advantages.
- Harri Holkeri

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling,
as in all careers of importance, victory comes only
after many struggles and countless defeats.
- Og Mandino

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.
- Paul Harris

We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.
- Goldie Hawn

Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of
the many obstacles put in your path.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles.
- Kim Wilde

Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with
insurmountable political obstacles,
but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one
has no desire to surmount it.
- Theodor Herzl

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he
pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will,
he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should make up
our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their
objectives despite all obstacles and barriers.
It may be possible to speed or hinder them,
but impossible to stop them.
- Jose Marti

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education
has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
- Bertrand Russell

The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences
and Arts to which it is subservient,
has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement.
- Nassau William Senior

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind,
and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
- Walter Scott

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

I have learned that success is to be measured not so
much by the position that one has reached in life as
by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable.
Real ones aren't.
- Barbara Sher

I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming
the hurdles and obstacles that face me.
There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
- Andre Agassi

Real obstacles don't take you in circles.
They can be overcome.
Invented ones are like a maze.
- Barbara Sher

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary
language in our private thoughts is one of the main
obstacles to progress in philosophy.
- Bertrand Russell

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human
when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
- Eric Hoffer

Some minds seem almost to create themselves,
springing up under every disadvantage and working their
solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
- Washington Irving

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles
between them and personal happiness.
- Lucinda Williams

Wanting something is not enough.
You must hunger for it.
Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order
to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
- Les Brown

I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately,
the most learning I've done in my life is between jobs.
- Anthony Michael Hall

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy,
to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable
obstacles and inequities of life.
- Albert Bandura

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles
in my path than being black.
- Shirley Chisholm

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
- Johnny Nash

One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on,
you'll find 'em.
The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em.
- Benny Goodman

I find the mantle of, she works hard for the money,
or, she's overcome so many obstacles a bit overused.
- Marlee Matlin

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education
is like putting out the eyes.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

My definition of an adventure game is an interactive
story set with puzzles and obstacles to solve and worlds to explore.
- Roberta Williams

We combat obstacles in order to get repose,
and when got, the repose is insupportable.
- Henry B. Adams

I've learned at the book signings that everyone has obstacles.
- Greg Louganis

Everyone has obstacles, and you're not going to have
the right answer or do the right thing every single time.
- Shannon Miller

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance,
sweeps away all obstacles.
- Claude M. Bristol

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions,
one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
- Christopher Columbus

The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles,
but not to found a strong and lasting accord between
all the elements which compose the nation.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

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

Obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them.
But obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

I have a message for the young kids.
Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked.
- Wade Boggs

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special
obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one,
she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles,
which knows triumph.
- William Butler Yeats

Press on.
Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.
- Robert H. Schuller

We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and
policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment.
- Olusegun Obasanjo


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