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Difficulties are problems which must be overcome on the path to progress.


Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 194.
  • Die grössten Schwierigkeiten liegen da, wo wir sie nicht suchen.
  • Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit.
    • The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing.
    • Horace, Satires, II. 3. 103.
  • Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
  • Blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
    • Matthew, XXIII. 24.
  • So he with difficulty and labor hard
    Mov'd on, with difficulty and labor he.
  • Ardua molimur; sed nulla nisi ardua virtus.
    • I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty.
    • Ovid, Ars Amatoria, II. 537.
  • Men might as well have hunted an hare with a tabre.
    • Richard the Redeles (1399).
  • It is as hard to come as for a camel
    To thread the postern of a small needle's eye.
  • Nil tam difficile quin quærendo investigari possiet.
    • Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.
    • Terence, Heauton timoroumenos, IV, 2, 8. Robert Herrick, Hesperides (1648), No. 1009, Seek and Find.
  • Nulla est tam facilis res, quin difficilis siet,
    Quum invitus facias.
    • There is nothing so easy in itself but grows difficult when it is performed against one's will.
    • Terence, Heauton timoroumenos, IV, 6, 1.
  • There is such a choice of difficulties, that I own myself at a loss how to determine.

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