Quotes about Difficulties

"Out of difficulties grow miracles."

Jean de La Bruyère (August 16, 1645 – May 10, 1696) was a French essayist and moralist.


"Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success."

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born 15 October 1931) was the 11th President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007.


"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874– 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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

Robert Wilson Lynd (20 April 1879 – 6 October 1949) was an Irish writer, an urbane literary essayist and strong Irish nationalist.


"In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements."

Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung (26 December 1893 – 9 September 1976) was a Chinese communist revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, author, political theorist, and leader of the Chinese Revolution. Commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, he was the architect of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in 1949, and held authoritarian control over the nation until his death in 1976.


"In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us."

Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) was an Americanoperatic soprano between the 1950s and 1970s.


"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping."

Ethel Barrymore (August 15, 1879 – June 18, 1959) was an American actress and a member of the Barrymore family of actors.


"Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success."

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born 15 October 1931) was the 11th President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007.


"The difficulties and struggles of today are the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow."

William John Henry Boetcker ((1873 – 1962)) was an American religious leader and influential public speaker.


"The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers."

Johann Kaspar Lavater (15 November 1741 – 2 January 1801) was a Swiss poet and physiognomist.