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  • There is no merit where there is no trial; and, till experience stamps the mark of strength, cowards may pass for heroes, faith for falsehood.
  • Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
  • It is difficulties which give birth to miracles.
  • What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of strength requisite for accomplishing particular objects; a mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a bugbear to children and fools; only a mere stimulus to men.
  • There are few difficulties that hold out against real attacks; they fly, like the visible horizon, before those who advance.
  • Within every difficulty lies opportunity.