70 Top-Notch Quotes about Difficulties

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."

Dr. Peter Marshall (May 27, 1902 – January 26, 1949) was a Scottish-American preacher, and twice served as Chaplain of the United States Senate.


"Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping-stones to greater experience...When one door closes, another always opens; as a natural law it has to, to balance."

Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian guitarist, singer, composer, record producer, photogprapher, and philanthropist. With several number 1 singles and albums in various countries, Adams has sold over 100 million records worldwide.


"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953)


"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body."

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 3 BC – 65 AD) often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman,dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. He was later forced to commit suicide for complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate this last of the Julio-Claudian emperors; however, he may have been innocent.


"If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience."

Robert Lee Fulghum (born June 4, 193) is an American author, primarily of short essays.


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

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


"When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it's better to explore the cause than to criticize the action."

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 - November 28, 2012) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker.


"The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones."

John Maynard Keynes,; 1st Baron Keynes (5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946) was a British economist whose ideas have profoundly affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, as well as the economic policies of governments.


"After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: 'What did I do right?' and 'What would I do differently?"

Brian Tracy (born in Vancouver, Canada in 1944) is a self-help author who has recorded many of his works as audio books.


"Where there is no difficulty there is no praise."

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784) often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.