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We have inherited new difficulties because we have inherited more privileges.

Abram Sacher


In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American Physicist)


Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation

is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas.

Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910, British Preacher)


Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.

C. Forbes (1880-1954, American Publisher)


Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.

Barbara De Angelis (American Expert on Relationship & Love, Author)


I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.

Boris Pasternak (1890-1960, Russian Poet, Novelist, Translator)


We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, “Blessed are they that morn.”

S. Lewis (1898-1963, British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist)


Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British Sportsman Writer)


Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892, British Baptist Preacher)


Stand still… and refuse to retreat. Look at it as God looks at it and draw upon His power to hold up under the blast.

Charles Swindoll (American Pastor, Author)


Hardship makes the world obscure.

Don Delillo (1926-, American Author)


Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint

Don Marquis (1878-1937, American Humorist, Journalist)


Don’t be crazy to do a lot of things you can’t do .

Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American Journalist, Author)


As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.

Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American Journalist, Author)


It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.

Edward W. Ziegler


Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Epictetus (50-120, Stoic Philosopher)


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

Epictetus (50-120, Stoic Philosopher)


Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.

George Herbert (1593-1632, British Metaphysical Poet)


The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)


Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)


Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)


Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)


Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American Preacher, Orator, Writer)


You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.

James G. Bilkey


As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.

Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French Writer)



If you can’t go over, you must go under.

Jewish Proverb


Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.

John Neil


All things are difficult before they are easy.

John Norley


The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish Essayist, Philosopher)


In grave difficulties, and with little hope, the boldest measures are the safest. Livy Never make a defense or apology before you be accused.

King Charles I (1887-1922, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary)


It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.

Louis Kossuth


Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.

Marsha Sinetar (American Author of “To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love”)


In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author)


Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself. 

Olga Korbut (1955-, Soviet Gymnast)


When you are down and out something always turns up — and it is usually the noses of your friends.

Orson Welles (1915-1985, American Film Maker)


There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them.

Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963, American Writer)


When difficulties are overcome they begin blessing.



There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Publius Terentius Afer (185-159 B.C., Roman Dramatist)


There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)


When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)


Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)


Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)


Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top — or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things. Life is one crisis after another.

Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994, Thirty-seventh President of the USA)


The best way out of a difficulty is through it.

Robert Frost (1875-1963, American Poet)


Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Ronald E. Osborn


The very greatest things — great thoughts, discoveries, inventions — have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.

Samuel Smiles (1812-1904, Scottish Author)


The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.

Samuel Smiles (1812-1904, Scottish Author)


The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.

Samuel Smiles (1812-1904, Scottish Author)



What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of effort required to accomplish something! A mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a scarecrow to children and fools and a stimulus to real men.

Samuel Warren


Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Seneca (4 BC-65 AD, Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher)


No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you.

Sholom Aleichem (1859-1916, Ukraine-Born American Writer)


Bear the inevitable with dignity.



People have a natural tendency to flee to the mountains when things get tough.

Stuart Briscoe


The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author)


As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles; and in what seems hard dealing, there God has no end in view but to perfect His people.

Thomas Guthrie


In really hard times the rules of the game are altered. The inchoate mass begins to stir. It becomes potent, and when it strikes, it strikes with incredible emphasis. Those are the rare occasions when a national will emerges from the scattered, specialized, or indifferent blocs of voters who ordinarily elect the politicians. Those are for good or evil the great occasions in a nation’s history.

Walter Lippmann (1889-1974, American Journalist)


Bumps are the things we climb on.

Warren Wiersbe


Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842, American Unitarian Minister, Author)


It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men.

William Mathews


Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British Statesman, Prime Minister)

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