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Difficult Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Difficult Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

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To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

 

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

It is not because life is difficult
that we do not dare.
Life is difficult
because we do not dare.
- Seneca


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You CAN do what you are committed to do -
regardless of how difficult it seems.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only when life is difficult,
are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

All things are difficult before they are easy.
- Thomas Fuller

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
- Drew Barrymore

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving
in this country because food isn't available.
- Ronald Reagan

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties
gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations
that life will someday force us to make.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

The most difficult is the first family,
to bring someone out of the world.
- Richard G. Scott

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins;
it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It's not.
Mine had me trained in two days.
- Bill Dana

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen

You have to open yourself up,
you have to be raw;
and you have to reveal yourself,
and sometimes it's very difficult.
- Bono

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind
that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

Motherhood is...
difficult and...
rewarding.
- Gloria Estefan

The most difficult phase of life
is not when no one understands you,
it is when you don't understand yourself.
- Anonymous

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Without accepting the fact that everything changes,
we cannot find perfect composure.
But unfortunately, although it is true,
it is difficult for us to accept it.
Because we cannot accept the truth of transience,
we suffer.
- Shunryu Suzuki

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me.
I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis.
Either I know a thing, and then I know it -
I don't need to believe it.
- Carl Jung

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother,
for the homeland is our earthly mother.
I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in
this sublime and difficult moment.
- Pope John Paul II

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve,
it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions.
And it does not provide buffers between members,
so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.
- Mary Douglas

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are working on a script, the story itself is not difficult.
You say this would happen and then this,
resulting perhaps in this.
And the dialogue you make as true as you can.
- Louis Malle

I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

I know it may seem surprising to people,
but learning dialog that has a conversational flow
to it is not that difficult.
- Deidre Hall

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
- Iris Murdoch

It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
- Adolf Hitler

I do find my speech difficult at times,
but it's getting so much better as my confidence grows
and that's thanks to the position I'm now in,
which is totally due to my fans.
- Gareth Gates

I knew nothing about martial arts.
And I don't really like it!
But in the film, I not only had to pretend that I knew all about it,
I had to be the best at it.
That was very difficult.
- Ziyi Zhang

Every time we had a hot war going on in Asia,
it was difficult for Asian Americans here.
- George Takei

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics;
the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.
- Edsger Dijkstra

It's not that difficult to win.
It's more difficult to win consistently and stay on top.
- Jim Otto

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated;
far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place,
than to expand both indiscriminately.
- John Ruskin


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