Quotes about Difficulties

"Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it."

René Descartes (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the "Father of Modern Philosophy,"


"Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty."

Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist.


"Have the courage to face a difficulty let it kick you harder than you bargain for."

Stanislaw Mazowiecki or Stanislaus I of Masovia (1500–1524) was a Polish duke of Masovia. Son of Konrad III Rudy. Until 1518 Masovia was under regency of his mother Anna Radziwill, afterwards he became its ruler till his death in 1524.


"I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers."

Frank Harris (February 14, 1856 – August 27, 1931) was a British-born, naturalized-American author, editor, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day.


"When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed."

Chris Garret (-)


"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


"If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point"

Dirk Benedict born Dirk Niewoehner (March 1, 1945) is an American movie, television and stage actor, perhaps best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series.


"Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together.&"

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (13 March 1834 – 22 January 190) was an English writer and raconteur.