Difficulties are problems which must be overcome on the path to progress.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 194.
- Die grössten Schwierigkeiten liegen da, wo wir sie nicht suchen.
- The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Sprüche in Prosa, p. 236.
- 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.
- Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, Chapter XIII.
- 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.
- 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.
- James Wolfe, dispatch to Pitt (Sept. 2, 1759).