Difficulties Quotes

difficulties quotes

Having a difficult time? Call them what you may: trials, tribulations, challenges… These “difficulties quotes” should help give you a new perspective:

1. We have inherited new difficulties because we have inherited more privileges. -Abram Sacher

2. It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. -Louis Kossuth

3. All things are difficult before they are easy. -Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

4. You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life. -James G. Bilkey

5. In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. -Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

6. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless, and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them. -Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)

7. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. -William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

8. Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm. -Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

9. The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities. -Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)

10. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

11. Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint. -Don Marquis (1878-1937)

12. Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

13. We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, “Blessed are they that mourn.” -C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

14. Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

15. Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. -Epictetus (50-138AD)

16. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. -Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

17. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -Publius Terentius Afer (185-159BC)

Which of these difficulties quotes really make you think?  #4 and 16 do it for me.

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    • Gail
    • February 13, 2012

    Quotes 4 and 16 for me too.

    • Lee
    • February 16, 2012

    I love these quotes Shawn they are so inspiring….

    At some point in our lives, most of us will face times that are extra stressful or that even shake us to our core. At those times, having strong coping strategies can make a huge difference.

    Of course, exercising, focusing on your spiritual life and getting enough rest—and all the other Live Your Life Well tools—can be great supports in difficult situations. Other techniques can be particularly useful in dealing with tough times.

    People who spent time writing about a difficult event had better health and less depression. Writers’ grades even improved, and they found jobs more quickly
    People facing stress felt less depressed after problem-solving
    People who often focus on the positives in their lives are less upset by difficult memorie

    Did you ever write a nasty e-mail when you felt angry but then deleted it? Chances are you still felt better though you didn’t send it.

    If you’ve suffered an upsetting event, writing about it can actually make you feel better. That’s in part because writing organizes your thoughts, which makes the experience feels less chaotic. Writing also can offer you an emotional release, insight into yourself and the feeling that you can file the problem away.

    If you’re dealing with a stressful situation, don’t stew in self-pity or waste energy pointing blame at someone else. That just makes you feel less powerful. Instead, it makes sense to:

    Write down the problems involved. On paper they may seem more manageable than swirling in your head.
    List as many solutions as possible. For now, silence your internal judge. You can reject options later.
    Assess your list. Try asking yourself how you’d like this situation to end. Which options likely will get you there? You also can weigh pros and cons.
    Accept reasonably good solutions. Research suggests that searching for a perfect option breeds disappointment.
    Once you pick some solutions, break them into reasonable chunks and make a concrete plan. You might set yourself some specific deadlines too.
    Don’t get discouraged if the first solution you try doesn’t pan out. Try another one on your list.

    How you think about a problem affects both how much it upsets you and how well you tackle it. I possible, it pays to shift your mind away from negative thoughts or excessive worries.
    Ask yourself how realistic your worry is. Our imaginations can take us into situations that may never develop.
    Set aside “worry” time each day. Then whenever a negative thought intrudes, tell yourself to wait until the set time. You may feel better by then.
    Focus on the good aspects of your life.
    Look at tough times as an opportunity to learn, grow or improve your situation. Maybe you’ve seen how supportive your friends are or learned how strong you can be in a tough time.

    Wishing you a beautiful day, lEE

    • Rainelda
    • February 20, 2012

    All quotes made me think,It also help me live.To be honest,I could say that there’s no easy quotes as one has to live and die for It.It maybe odd but I deeply appreciate if sometimes I’m experiencing difficulties as It made me feel alive.Indeed,an exciting life is an interesting life!thanks for helping many get through it

      • shawn
      • February 20, 2012

      You’re welcome, Rainelda. Thanks for always being here and staying in touch. I did find your message you sent on FB; it WAS sent to my old account that I don’t use much. Check me out here instead: http://www.facebook.com/quotesandsayings

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