Certain Difficulties

Sunday, January 11, 2015 – Certain Difficulties

Out of difficulties grow miracles. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. ~ Albert Einstein

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. ~ Winston Churchill

I’m full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm. ~ Alfred Hitchcock

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. ~ Beverly Sills

There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to conquer difficulties so much as application and resolution in the use of means. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity. ~ Samuel Johnson

There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. ~ Carl Jung

Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment. ~ T. S. Eliot

A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas. ~ Paul Valery

I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are imaginary and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear. ~ Robert Staughton Lynd

I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes. ~ Gloria Swanson

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties. ~ Emil Nolde

Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt. ~ John Henry Newman

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. ~ E. W. Howe

It is one of man’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. ~ Joseph de Maistre

The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines. ~ Anne Lamott

Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one’s garden. ~ Voltaire

One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire – then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference. ~ Robert Fulghum

Hanging on in Quiet Desperation is the English Way. ~ Roger Waters

When we are only victorious over small things, it leaves us feeling small. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty. ~ John Carmack


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