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Overcoming Obstacles Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Overcoming Obstacles

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

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

Related topics: Motivational

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

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

The U.S.
Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an
athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways
than just on the playing field,
in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles,
and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
- Brian Boitano

 

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

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Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
- Paul Sweeney

I understand that it's hard for everyone,
but one cannot give in to emotions...
we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis
and now we'll have to work on overcoming it.
- Boris Yeltsin

Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the
pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
- Alex Lowe

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute
on a resolution track would be an important element
of overcoming the confidence problem in the region.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Be willing to have it so.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming
the disadvantages Indigenous people face.
- Malcolm Fraser

But with the right kind of coaching and determination
you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment
that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
- Reese Witherspoon

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

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

We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible
process is taking place among the white population.
Just as with the blacks, the whites,
too,
are currently overcoming a psychological barrier.
- Joe Slovo

You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming
the division of Europe and Germany...
Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those
who encouraged us on the way to unity.
- Helmut Kohl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are built to conquer environment,
solve problems,
achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or
happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
- Maxwell Maltz

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

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

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

The best people I know have had a lot of obstacles to overcome.
- Jayne Meadows

There seemed to be endless obstacles...
it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear.
- Marion Milner

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them,
knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles
that will confront them in almost every walk of life.
- Major Taylor

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

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

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

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

You have to go understand that life and baseball is
littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way.
You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life.
- Dave Winfield

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

No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path,
there are ways to except them and to live through them.
- Robert Zemeckis

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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


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