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Difficulty Quotes

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“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

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

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

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

“You have come a long way and have won many battles. Whenever you’re faced with a difficult or challenging situation, you’ll overcome it. Yes, you can.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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, القرآن الكريم

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When I’m at the bottom looking up, the main question may not be ‘how do I get out of this hole?’ In reality, the main question might be ‘how do I get rid of the shovel that I used to dig it?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, A View from the Front Porch: Encounters with Life and Jesus

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

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

“There is no such thing as immunity from the joy or pain of the past.”
Maria Nhambu, America's Daughter

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

Lois Lowry
“...you can pretend that bad things will never happen. But life's a lot easier if you realize and admit that sometimes they do.”
Lois Lowry, A Summer to Die

Louis D. Brandeis
“If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.”
Louis D. Brandeis

“Not at all tricky.  We do this sort of stuff every day before breakfast.  Then I fly to work on my winged pig, Swilma.”
David R. Chase

Rainer Maria Rilke
“It is good to be alone, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult should be one more reason to do it.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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