Quotes about Difficulties

"The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers, after the problems are solved."

Gay Talese (born February 7, 1932) is an American author. He wrote for The New York Times in the early 1960s and helped to define literary journalism or "new nonfiction reportage", also known as New Journalism.


"If the tool you have is a hammer,
you treat everything like a nail."

Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was a professor of psychology at Brandeis University who founded humanistic psychology and created Maslow's hierarchy of needs.


"Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."

Alan Saporta (-)


"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautifel, I know it is wrong."

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.


"If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm."

Jewish saying (-)


";There are two days in the week about which and upon I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday. And the other day I don't worry about is tomorrow."

Robert Jones Burdette (July 30, 1844 – November 19, 1914) was an American humorist and clergyman.


"There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them."

Phyllis Forbes Dennis (May 31, 1884 – August 22, 1963) was a British novelist and short story writer who wrote under her birth name, Phyllis Bottome


"Difficulties are things that show what men are."

Epictetus (AD 55–AD 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until banishment when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece where he lived the rest of his life. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, he taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline.


"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy O. Disney) of Walt Disney Productions, Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world.