Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you - to make you realize that you are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the flame of Infinity.
There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
A hopeless man sees difficulties in every chance, but a hopeful person sees chances in every difficulty.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road... Unless you fail to make the turn.
All difficulty Quotes ⇑
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
What separated me from all my homeboys is the fact that I didn't get caught inside the reality. I was always dreaming about doing something else or going somewhere else.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
When things go wrong in life, that is when it shows who you are. When things go well, everyone can pretend to be fantastic.
He who is wise does his best to overcome difficulties, but he smiles, first, last, and all the time. There is no better panacea for sorrow, no better revivifying tonic, than smiles.
If two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term. Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term
There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, "I did it before, so I can do it again."
The best way to dissociate yourself from your difficulty is to be mentally detached, as if you were merely a spectator, while at the same time seeking a remedy
Being in command means making tough decisions. Not being in command means shutting up and doing what you're told
Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
One of the most difficult things to think about in life is one's regrets. Something will happen to you, and you will do the wrong thing, and for years afterward you will wish you had done something different.
Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
Sometimes I just think depression is one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.
I know it's not easy for you, living this life, but try to remember, always try to remember, you're not the only one with troubles.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled- to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world.
Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me.
To be ecstatic is not difficult. It is thinking that it is difficult that holds you apart from it. Never think of divine joy as distant from you, and it will be with you always.
Every morning, remind yourself that you are God's child and that no matter what the difficulties, you have the power to overcome them. Heir to the cosmic power of Spirit, you are more dangerous than danger
How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.
I don't profess any religion; I don't think it's possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words 'spiritual' or 'spirituality.'
Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired.