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difficulties Quotes

61 of the best book quotes about difficulties
  1. #1
    “He’s right. It’s cruel to give hope where none should be. It only turns into disappointment, resentment, rage—all the things that make this life more difficult than it already is.”
  2. #2
    “There are worse lives to live. Don’t feel sorry for me.”
  3. #3
    “People think that they are being kind by saying things that others find distasteful or difficult to say. But if it is not received well, they think that here is nothing more to be done. This is completely worthless. It is the same as bringing shame to a person by slandering him. It is nothing more than getting it off one’s chest.”
  4. #4
    “You are disobedient, you are trying to keep some part of your life under your own control. That is what is preventing you from listening to Christ and believing in his grace. You cannot hear Christ because you are wilfully disobedient. Somewhere in your heart you are refusing to listen to his call. Your difficulty is your sins.”
  5. #5
    “A way of life that keeps saying ‘Around the next corner, above the next step,’ works against the natural order of things and makes it so difficult to be happy and good.”
  6. #6
    “It is not difficult to wield a sword in one hand; the Way to learn this is to train with two long swords, one in each hand. It will seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.”
  7. #7
    “If your purpose is something larger than you- to accomplish something, to prove something to yourself- then suddenly everything becomes both easier and more difficult.”
  8. #8
    “The more difficult the task, the more uncertain the outcome, the more costly talk will be and the farther we run from actual accountability.”
  9. #9
    “For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.”
  10. #10
    “Stanley couldn’t see his feet, which made it difficult to walk through the tangled patches of weeds and vines. He concentrated on one step at a time, carefully raising and setting down each foot. He thought only about each step, and not the impossible task that lay before him.
    Higher and higher he climbed. His strength came from somewhere deep inside himself and also seemed to come from the outside as well. After focusing on Big Thumb for so long, it was as if the rock had absorbed his energy and now acted like a kind of giant magnet pulling him toward it.”
  1. #11
    “The woman said…‘I know you don’t understand what it means, but there’s a depression going on all over this country. People can’t find jobs and these are very, very difficult times for everybody. We’ve been lucky enough to find two wonderful families who’ve opened their doors for you.‘”
  2. #12
    ″‘Little one,’ he said, in a low voice, ‘do not worry – it will not matter to us. We will pay them all somehow. I will work harder.’ That was always what Jurgis said. Ona had grown used to it as the solution of all difficulties – ‘I will work harder!’ He had said that in Lithuania when one official had taken his passport from him, and another had arrested him for being without it, and the two had divided a third of his belongings. He had said it again in New York, when the smooth-spoken agent had taken them in hand and made them pay such high prices, and almost prevented their leaving his place, in spite of their paying. Now he said it a third time, and Ona drew a deep breath; it was so wonderful to have a husband, just like a grown woman – and a husband who could solve all problems, and who was so big and strong!”
  3. #13
    “Take advantage of difficult economic times to hire great people, even if you don’t have a specific job in mind.”
  4. #14
    “the demons that make a person afraid are the hardest to cast out.”
  5. #15
    “Sometimes if you have a difficult decision to make, just stall until the answer presents itself.”
  6. #16
    “It’s tiring to have to work through difficulties with people. But for what it’s worth, I’ve learned it’s way easier than starting over.”
  7. #17
    “For she felt that he was still looking at her, but that his look had changed. He wanted something—wanted the thing she always found it so difficult to give him; wanted her to tell him that she loved him. And that, no, she could not do. He found talking so much easier than she did. He could say things—she never could. ”
  8. #18
    “Often, in the beginning, you will think that you are wasting time, but you must go on, be determined and persevere in it until death, despite all the difficulties.”
  9. #19
    “The difficulties of life do not have to be unbearable. It is the way we look at them - through faith or unbelief - that makes them seem so. We must be convinced that our Father is full of love for us and that He only permits trials to come our way for our own good.”
  10. #20
    “It is good to tame the mind, which is difficult to hold in and flighty, rushing wherever it listeth; a tamed mind brings happiness.”

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  1. #21
    “[Books] were the world I could lose myself in when the one I was actually living in became too lonely or harsh or difficult to bear.”
  2. #22
    “Chinese parenting is one of the most difficult things I can think of. You have to be hated sometimes by someone you love and who hopefully loves you, and there’s just no letting up, no point at which it suddenly becomes easy.”
  3. #23
    “Describe him? That’s hard, I don’t know if I can.”
  4. #24
    ″ ‘Conor O’Malley,’ he said, his voice growing poisonous now. ‘Who everyone’s sorry for because of his mum. Who swans around school acting like he’s so different, like no one knows his suffering.’ ”
  5. #25
    “I never imagined losing my mind was going to be such hard work.”
  6. #26
    “My daddy is a good preacher and a nice man, but sometimes it’s hard for me to think about him as my daddy, because he spends so much time preaching or thinking about preaching or getting ready to preach. And so, in my mind, I think of him as ‘the preacher.‘”
  7. #27
    “It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor.”
  8. #28
    “How you feel about your abilities - your academic ‘self-concept’- in the context of your classroom shapes your willingness to tackle challenges and finish difficult tasks. It’s a crucial element in your motivation and confidence.”
  9. #29
    All my life the early sun has hurt my eyes. Yet they are still good.
  10. #30
    “It is difficult to recognize pride as a sin when it is held up on every side as a virtue, urged as profitable, and rewarded as an achievement.”
  1. #31
    “It is difficult to admit that one is wrong. Particularly when one has been wrong for a very long time.”
  2. #32
    “It is difficult to recognize pride as a sin when it is held up on every side as a virtue, urged as profitable, and rewarded as an achievement.”
  3. #33
    “It is difficult to admit that one is wrong. Particularly when one has been wrong for a very long time.”
  4. #34
    “I learned a lesson I’d never forget. The lesson was that, when you have setbacks and failures, you can’t overreact to them.”
  5. #35
    “My dear lady, in my experience of ill-doing, Providence leaves the work of conviction and chastisement to us mortals—and the process is often fraught with difficulties. There are no short cuts.”
  6. #36
    “The most difficult thing in the world is to adopt the spirit and attitude of a Warrior.”
  7. #37
    “Perhaps the best thing for the princess would have been to fall in love. But how a princess who had no gravity could fall into anything is a difficulty—perhaps the difficulty. As for her own feelings on the subject, she did not even know that there was such a beehive of honey and stings to be fallen into.”
  8. #38
    “The difficulties have taken much away. I get that. But there is one gift your trouble cannot touch: your destiny.”
  9. #39
    “Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.”
  10. #40
    “Where the willingness is great the difficulties cannot be great.”
  1. #41
    ″‘Daniel,’ he said. ‘I would have you follow me.’
    ‘Master!....I will fight for you to the end!.’
    ‘My loyal friend,’ he said, ‘I would ask something much harder than that. Would you love for me to the end?’
  2. #42
    “In his mind, he was fighting all poverty all the time, an endeavor full of difficulties and inevitable failures.”
  3. #43
    “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
  4. #44
    Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.
  5. #45
    I simply didn’t know how to make things better. I could not solve the puzzle of me.
  6. #46
    “Why does everything have to be so hard?” . . .
    “Because,” said Saphira, “everyone wants to eat, but no one wants to be eaten.”
  7. #47
    Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.
  8. #48
    “A country coquette, beset with a labyrinth of whims and caprices, which were forever presenting new difficulties and impediments.”
  9. #49
    “DO NOT RESIST OR RUN from the difficulties in your life. These problems are not random mistakes; they are hand-tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth.”
  10. #50
    “I reflected many, many times to myself upon how the American Negro has been entirely brainwashed from ever seeing or thinking of himself, as he should, as a part of the nonwhite peoples of the world.”
  1. #51
    “It would be hard to explain, but if you ever get there, come find me. Nothing would ever pull us apart.”
  2. #52
    “So what was it like being married?”
    “Well, it’s hard, for sure. But there’s something that feels so good about sharing your life with somebody.”
  3. #53
    “But I am not in the least pain upon that matter because it is very well known that they are every day dying and rotting by cold and famine, and filth and vermin, as fast as can be reasonably expected.”
  4. #54
    “The world of thought, belief and feeling is by definition far more difficult to decipher.”
  5. #55
    “To compensate for the difficulties in their lives, people spend a lot of their time daydreaming, imagining a future full of adventure, success, and romance. If you can create the illusion that through you they can live out their dreams, you will have them at your mercy.”
  6. #56
    “I wanted only to try to live in accord with the prompting which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?”
  7. #57
    “I cannot believe that the most delicious things were placed here merely to test us, to tempt us, to make it the more difficult for us to capture the grand prize.”
  8. #58
    “For it is owing to their wonder that men both now begin and at first began to philosophize; they wondered originally at the obvious difficulties, then advanced little by little and stated difficulties about the greater matters . . . they were pursuing science in order to know, and not for any utilitarian end.”
  9. #59
    “The village itself can be seen only from the corner of the eye. It is difficult to find but, once found, you will never lose it.”
  10. #60
    “Mindfulness puts an end to such a limited perspective. The Buddha faced his own suffering directly and discovered the path of liberation. Don’t run away from things that are unpleasant in order to embrace things that are pleasant. Put your hands in the earth. Face the difficulties and grow new happiness.”
  11. #61
    “He saw how hard Jude tried…he saw how determined he was, he saw how brave he was being. And this reminded him that he, too, had to keep trying. Both of them were uncertain; both of them were trying as much as they could; both of them would doubt themselves, would progress and recede. But they would both keep trying, because they trusted the other, and because the other person was the only other person who would ever be worth such hardships, such difficulties, such insecurities and exposure.”
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