"Every problem has a gift for you in its hands."
"I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I've met."
"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body."
"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
John Quincy Adams
"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide."
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
Jean de la Bruyere
"It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged."
Edward W. Ziegler
"In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements."
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
William Ellery Channing
"Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal."
"It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men."
"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified."
"Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion."
B. C. Forbes
"Learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling. A seedling which is never hardened off through stressful situations will never become a strong productive plant."
"It is only through facing our fears and difficulties that we can find creative and effective solutions."
Shakti Gawain, The Path of Transformation How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World
"Optimists are persistent and believe that adversities can be overcome."
Ian K. Smith, M.D., happy Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life