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Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. - Theodore N. Vail

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. - Phyllis Bottome

You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities. - William J.H. Boetcker

The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing for this, I was training for this. - Epictetus

When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what? - Sydney J. Harris

Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ronald E. Osborn

Burdens become light when cheerfully borne. - Ovid

If the way which, as I have shown, lead hither seems very difficult, it can nevertheless be found. I must indeed be difficult, since it is so seldom discovered; for if salvation lay ready to hand and could be discovered. without great labor, how could it be possible that it should be neglected almost by everybody? But all noble things are as difficult as they are rare. - - Baruch Spinoza

It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged. - Edward W. Ziegler

Take heart again; put your dismal fears away. One day, who knows? Even these hardships will be grand things to look back on. - Virgil

Unless a man is kicked around a little, you can't really depend on him to amount to anything. - William Feather

If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. - Louis D. Brandeis

Our greatest battles are that with our own minds. - Jameson Frank

The man of character finds an especial attractiveness in difficulty since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities. - Charles de Gaulle

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak Whispers the o're-fraught heart, and bids it break. {The Tragedy of Macbeth, IV, iii) - Shakespeare

People treat us the way we teach them to treat us. - Wayne Dyer

No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and allow the winds of God's spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome. - Roy Lessin

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three -- all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. - Edward Everett Hale

Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them. - Basil King

The individual who knows the score about life sees difficulties as opportunities. - Norman Vincent Peale

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me." - Ann Landers

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.  - Albert Einstein

The prettiest smiles hide the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears and the kindest hearts have felt the most pain. - Unknown

The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer. - Fridtjof Nansen