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Quotes About Difficulty

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Albert Einstein
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
Albert Einstein

Mother Teresa
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Philip Pullman
“I don't profess any religion; I don't think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.'

[Interview, The New Yorker, Dec. 26, 2005]”
Philip Pullman

Lev Grossman
“That was the thing about the world: it wasn't that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn't expect.”
Lev Grossman, The Magician King

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions

Lauren Oliver
“(I)f you do not believe that hearts can bloom suddenly bigger, and that love can open like a flower out of even the hardest places, then I am afraid that for you the road will be long and brown and barren, and you will have trouble finding the light.
But if you do believe, then you already know all about magic.”
Lauren Oliver, Liesl & Po

Charles de Gaulle
“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

Alexandre Dumas
“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

Newt Gingrich
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
Newt Gingrich

Ashly Lorenzana
“When you want to share something with another person more than anything, it is one of the most difficult things to realize that you can never have it. Accepting this realization is even more difficult. Loving someone does mean saying goodbye to them in some cases, though we will fight that until the oftentimes bitter end before doing the right thing.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Ezra Pound
“It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse.”
Ezra Pound

Charlotte Brontë
“It is hard work to control the workings of inclination and turn the bent of nature; but that it may be done, I know from experience. God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate: and when our energies seem to demand a sustenance they cannot get--when our will strains after a path we may not follow--we need neither starve from inanition, not stand still in despair: we have but to seek another nourishment for the mind, as strong as the forbidden fruit it longed to taste--and perhaps purer; and to hew out for the adventurous foot a road as direct and broad as the one Fortune has blocked up against us, if rougher than it.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.”
Anonymous, The Quran

Vera Nazarian
“When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness. Be a pillow.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Robert Fanney
“Mithorden: 'He was brilliant, yes, but ready to laugh at himself when he made mistakes. You may not believe it, but he made mistakes often.'

Luthiel: 'Why?' She choked around her tears.

Mithorden: 'Because he tried to do great things. Anyone can succeed at easy things. But the things Valkire tried were very difficult. He wanted to make things better for people of all races -- for he saw the good in them.”
Robert Fanney

Dave Wolverton
“I warn you, the trip will not be easy. Once you choose to walk in the light, your path will lead you places you do not want to go.”
Dave Wolverton, The Courtship of Princess Leia

Alain de Botton
“Being content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice.”
Alain de Botton

Susan Wiggs
“She was the living, breathing proof that the hard things in life didn't have to defeat you - or even define you.”
Susan Wiggs, Summer by the Sea

“The sweetest pleasure arises from difficulties overcome.”
Publius Syrus, The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus: A Roman Slave

René Descartes
“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”
René Descartes, Discourse on Method

Kevin Brockmeier
“Olivia had changed so much since then. She had changed in ways she would never have been able to anticipate. She had become the kind of person who was barely able to get out of bed in the morning without buckling beneath the tidal pull of the planets.”
Kevin Brockmeier, The View from the Seventh Layer

Jean le Rond d'Alembert
“Every age, and especially our own, stands in need of a Diogenes; but the difficulty is in finding men who have the courage to be one, and men who have the patience to endure one.”
Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Miscellaneous pieces in literature, history, and philosophy. By Mr. d'Alembert ... Translated from the French

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Finding a soulmate is an easy adventure, but the difficult part admist the game is finding your kind of person.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Seneca
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
Seneca

E.D.E.N. Southworth
“Things difficult - almost to impossibility - can always be accomplished. Write that upon your tablets, for it is a valuable truth.”
E.D.E.N. Southworth, Capitola's Peril

Israelmore Ayivor
“You got to insist on your success, resist every obstacle and persist in times of difficulty and you will get there.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Enock Maregesi
“Maumivu ya matatizo ya yule aliyekukosea hayana tofauti na maumivu ya matatizo ya wewe uliyekosewa. Adui yako (kwa mfano) akifiwa na mke aliyempenda sana, atajisikia vibaya kama utakavyojisikia vibaya kufiwa na mke uliyempenda sana. Kuwa na huruma kwa waliokukosea, wakati wa shida.”
Enock Maregesi

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