Quotes: difficulty

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  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
  • St. Jerome
    St. Jerome
    Priest, confessor, theologian, and historian 347-420
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    A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    All womankind, from the highest to the lowest love jokes; the difficulty is to know how they choose to have them cut; and there is no knowing that, but by trying, as we do with our artillery in the field, by raising or letting down their breeches, till we hit the mark.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    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.
  • William C. Bryant
    William C. Bryant
    American poet, editor 1794-1878
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    Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
  • René Descartes
    René Descartes
    French philosopher and mathematician 1596-1650
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    Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    German poet 1875-1926
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    Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.
  • Anne Rice
    Anne Rice
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    Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
  • Peter Marshall
    Peter Marshall
    Scots-American preacher 1902-1949
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    God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
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