70 Top-Notch Quotes about Difficulties

"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity."

James Sidlow Baxter (born in Australia, 1903; died 1999) was a pastor and theologian, and later served as an Evangelist.


"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. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay."

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan.


"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics.He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics,and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"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 1903) was an English writer and raconteur.


"Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties."

Emil Nolde (born Hans Emil Hansen; 7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German-Danish painter and printmaker.


"Those who stand for different causes during different generations often experience the same oppositions and the same difficulties as those of the previous and the next generations. That is the basis of history repeating itself."

Criss Jami (born Christopher James Gilbert; May 29, 1987) is the author of several books, poetry and philosophy, and musician for the metal project Crymson Gryphon.


"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.


"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.


"Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable."

Theodore Newton Vail (July 16, 1845 – April 16, 1920) was president of American Telephone & Telegraph between 1885 and 1889, and again from 1907 to 1919.


"Always think extra hard before crossing over to a bad side, if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back!"

Victoria Addino (-)