A Quote by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on light, people, dark, hard, difficulty, difficult, depression, beauty, and shine

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Brenda Ueland on work, love, passion, writing, and difficulty

Know that it is good to work. Work with love, and think of liking it when you do it. It is easy and interesting. It is a privilege. There is nothing hard about it but your anxious vanity and fear of failure.

Brenda Ueland

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on life, difficulty, challenges, loss, and eternity

When life makes us face difficult situations—such as a personal loss—we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by John Muir on risk, difficulty, hardship, life, and suffering

No right way is easy in this rough world. We must risk our lives to save them.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on effort, art, and difficulty

The right art is purposeless, aimless!  The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by White Eagle on difficulty, confusion, misunderstanding, and innermost sanctuary

When you come up against a difficulty and there is confusion and misunderstanding, go into your innermost sanctuary

White Eagle

Source: The Quiet Mind

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, power, aristoi, society, enslavement, self-mastery, values, difficulty, and modernity

Just consider for a minute: look at the Many, the majoritarian cattle in every form of society who are governed by their own irrationalist beliefs and psychological needs and forces of social coordination with others (doxai). Taking control of the Many's always turbulent irrationalisms is child's play. They are the strata, the type most susceptible to enslavement not for accidental but for essential reasons. There is nothing whatsoever difficult in mastering or controlling them, and therefore it cannot be respected as any sort of value, especially not an aristic value. Values as ZARATHUSTRA argues are every people's ultimate concept of what is most difficult of all for them. What Nietzsche esteems, what in modern circumstances has come to seem "superhuman," is the aristic drive to accomplish what one judiciously recognizes as most difficult for oneself. "Power" is the natural reward or concomitant of those who struggle aristically to achieve the most contra-natural thing of all for human beings, self-mastery, the harnessing and knowing of the obscure forces that no one is in control of by birthright. There is no honor or valor in triumphing over defenseless and witless mentalities, regardless of the mass-numbers involved or the prodigious "power" (in the modern -- banausic -- sense) that results.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on god, try, trial, trouble, hardship, difficulty, inspiring, and bless

God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: Mohandas Gandhi

Contributed by: johanna

A Quote by Dr. Seuss on troubles and difficulty

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

Contributed by: Alea

A Quote by Chinese Proverb on difficulty and obstacle

Difficulties make you a jewel.

Chinese Proverb

Contributed by: Michael

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