Difficulties Proverbs

Sayings about Difficulties

It is difficult to scare people who think they will profit from dying. ~ German Proverb

The human heart is difficult to gauge. ~ Chinese Proverb

In a game it’s difficult to know when to stop. ~ Polish Proverb

What is good to know is difficult to learn. ~ Greek Proverbs

Poverty and ugliness are difficult to hide. ~ Chinese Proverb

A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part. ~ Danish Proverb

When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak. ~ Irish Proverbs

A girl, a vineyard and a beanfield are difficult to guard. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

It is often more difficult to come back home than it is to go away. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is difficult to teach a cow to climb a tree. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

As soon as you have finished a job, you start appreciating the difficulties. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is difficult to catch a black cat in a dark room, especially when it is not there. ~ Chinese Proverb

Nothing is so difficult that diligence cannot master it. ~ Malagasy Proverb

Nothing is difficult when you get used to it. ~ Indonesian Proverbs

It’s as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining. ~ Chinese Proverb

It’s as difficult to win love as to wrap salt in pine needles. ~ American Proverb

When the deal is done, discuss it no more; it is difficult to collect dispersed water. ~ Chinese Proverb

Love is sometimes difficult but death even more so. ~ Albanian Proverb

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. ~ Zen Proverb

It is difficult to steal when the boss is a thief. ~ Icelandic Proverb

All things seem difficult at first. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is more difficult to contend with oneself than with the world. ~ Kurdish Proverb

The most difficult master is the servant who became master. ~ Turkish Proverbs

When one is prepared, difficulties do not come. ~ Traditional Proverb

A wounded soul is difficult to heal. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulty. ~ Japanese Proverbs

The most difficult mountain to cross is the threshold. ~ Danish Proverbs

When you are in difficulty, go to the house of your friend — not your sister’s. ~ Indian Proverbs

All things at first appear difficult. ~ Chinese Proverb

To know how to do it is simple, the difficulty is in doing it. ~ Chinese Proverb

The tail is always the most difficult part to skin. ~ Walloon Proverb

It is as difficult to win love as it is to pack salt in pine needles. ~ Myanmar Proverb

It’s difficult to take a wolf cub without bringing in the whole pack. ~ Mongolian Proverb

The doorway to charity is difficult to open and difficult to close. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is more difficult for beautiful women to stay chaste. ~ French Proverb

Nothing is difficult if you’re used to it. ~ Indonesian Proverb

When difficulties are overcome they begin blessing. ~ Traditional Proverb

What is worthwhile must needs be difficult. ~ Latin Proverbs

It is difficult to repay the gifts you get at a wedding or a funeral. ~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t ask in this life for the three most difficult things: good sons, long life and a long beard. ~ Chinese Proverb

The itch that gives someone skill is difficult to scratch. ~ Chinese Proverb

It’s difficult to chain up an old dog. ~ French Proverb

Strong attachment is difficult — it makes one mad or kills. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

Quotations about Difficulties

Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself. ~ Olga Korbut

The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

The three things most difficult are–to keep a secret, to forget an injury, and to make good use of leisure. ~ Chilo of Sparta

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise high with the occasion. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life. ~ Barbara De Angelis

People have a natural tendency to flee to the mountains when things get tough. ~ Stuart Briscoe

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint. ~ Don Marquis

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. ~ George Herbert

The more powerful the obstacle, the more glory we have in overcoming it; and the difficulties with which we are met are the maids of honor which set off virtue. ~ Moliere

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. ~ Isaac Asimov

Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance. ~ John Neil

Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other. ~ Metastasio

Difficulties are things that show what men are. ~ Epictetus

In a dark time, the eye begins to see. ~ Theodore Roethke

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

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

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. ~ Henry Ford Quotes

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing. ~ Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body. ~ Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

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

Out of difficulties grow miracles. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. ~ Louis Kossuth

The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve. ~ Samuel Smiles

Hardship makes the world obscure. ~ Don Delillo

No matter how bad things get you’ve got to go on living, even if it kills you. ~ Sholom Aleichem

The very greatest things — great thoughts, discoveries, inventions — have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty. ~ Samuel Smiles

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. ~ William Ellery Channing

Difficulties exist to be surmounted. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking. ~ Terence (Publius Terentius Afer),

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

It cannot be too often repeated that it is not help, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men. ~ William Mathews

It is difficulties which give birth to miracles. ~ James Sharp

We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, “Blessed are they that mourn.” ~ C. S. Lewis

There is such a choice of difficulties, that I own myself at a loss how to determine. ~ William James

It is the surmounting of difficulties that makes heroes. ~ Louis Kossuth

Half the spiritual difficulties that men and women suffer arise from a morbid state of health. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion. ~ B.C. Forbes

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty. ~ Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Ars Amatoria

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

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. ~ Epicurus

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them. ~ Phyllis Bottome

There is such a choice of difficulties, that I own myself at a loss how to determine. ~ James Wolfe

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. ~ Winston Churchill

The best way out of a difficulty is through it. ~ Robert Frost

Don’t be crazy to do a lot of things you can’t do . ~ Edgar Watson Howe

A man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley

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