A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Sir Winston Churchill

All things are difficult before they are easy. - Italian Proverb

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. - Albert Einstein

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as necessary to resolve it. - Rene Descartes

More than half the difficulties of the world would be allayed or removed by the exhibition of good temper. - Arthur Helps

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty. - William J. Bennett

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. - Peter Marshal

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

Never let the difficulty of a task stand as an adequate reason for not acting; force yourself to identify precisely what is to be gained in the long run by delay. In most cases you'll find you can't. - Edwin C. Bliss

Difficulties are things that show what men are. - Epictetus

You can't always beat what is difficult in your life. Sometimes you have to let it win and shout hallelujah anyhow. - Bebe More Campbell

The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for. - Albert Schweitzer

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. - Phyllis Bottome

It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle. - Andre Gide

The man who most vividly realizes a difficulty is the man most likely to overcome it. - Joseph Farrell

Difficult decisions defy gravity. They travel uphill until they reach the person at the top. - Carmen Mariano

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. - Edward R. Murrow

Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn. - Greek Proverb

Nothing is difficult if you're used to it. - Indonesian Proverb

All things at first appear difficult. - Chinese proverb

Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter. - Dan Reeves